HB 1365

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the tax on sales, use, and other
3transactions; specifying a period each year during which
4sales of certain energy-efficient products are exempt from
5the tax; providing definitions; providing exceptions;
6authorizing the Department of Revenue to adopt rules;
7providing an appropriation; providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  The tax levied under chapter 212, Florida
12Statutes, may not be collected on the sale of:
13     (1)(a)  Energy-efficient products with a sales price of
14$1,500 or less per product purchased for noncommercial home or
15personal use during the 4-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on
16the first Thursday in October each year.
17     (b)  As used in this subsection, the term "energy-efficient
18product" means any dishwasher, clothes washer, air conditioner,
19ceiling fan, fluorescent light bulb, dehumidifier, programmable
20thermostat, refrigerator, door, or window the energy efficiency
21of which has been designated by the United States Environmental
22Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as
23meeting or exceeding each such agency's energy-saving efficiency
24requirements or has been designated as meeting or exceeding such
25requirements under each such agency's Energy Star Program.
26     (2)  This section does not apply to rentals; to purchases
27for trade, business, or resale; or to sales within a theme park
28or entertainment complex as defined in s. 509.013(9), Florida
29Statutes, within a public lodging establishment as defined in s.
30509.013(4), Florida Statutes, or within an airport as defined in
31s. 330.27(2), Florida Statutes.
32     (3)  Notwithstanding chapter 120, Florida Statutes, the
33Department of Revenue may adopt rules to carry out this section.
34     Section 2.  For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the sum of
35$XXX,XXX is appropriated from the General Revenue Fund to the
36Department of Revenue for purposes of administering section 1.
37     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

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