HB 0737

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 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)  Any portable self-powered light source, and the power
14supply for such source, having a total selling price of $25 or
16     (b)  Any portable radio, and the power supply for such
17radio, having a total selling price of $100 or less.
18     (c)  Any other item of tangible personal property selling
19for $100 or less related to advance preparations to secure a
20business or residential structure from possible damage due to a
21hurricane or provide light.
22     (d)  Any portable generator selling for $750 or less to
23provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of
24a power outage due to a hurricane .
25     (2)  The Department of Revenue may adopt rules pursuant to
26ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54, Florida Statutes, to carry out this
28     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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