HB 0337

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to hurricane preparedness; providing an
3exemption from the sales and use tax for sales of certain
4tangible personal property for a certain period for
5certain purposes; authorizing the Department of Revenue to
6adopt certain rules; providing an effective date.
8Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10     Section 1.  (1)  Effective June 1, 2005, through June 12,
112005, no tax levied under the provisions of chapter 212, Florida
12Statutes, shall be collected on the sale of:
13     (a)  Up to 20 sheets of plywood per day and any hardware
14used to attach such plywood to a structure.
15     (b)  Any portable self-powered light source, and the power
16supply for such source, having a total selling price of $100 or
18     (c)  Any portable radio, and the power supply for such
19radio, having a total selling price of $100 or less.
20     (d)  Any other item of tangible personal property selling
21for $100 or less related to advance preparations to secure a
22business or residential structure from possible damage due to a
23hurricane or provide light.
24     (e)  Any portable generator selling for $500 or less to
25provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of
26a power outage due to a hurricane.
27     (2)  The Department of Revenue may adopt rules pursuant to
28ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54, Florida Statutes, to carry out this
30     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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