Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 740
       By Senator Sobel
       33-00526-14                                            2014740__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to energy-efficient appliances;
    3         creating s. 212.0512, F.S.; defining the term “energy
    4         efficient appliance”; providing a tax exemption for
    5         energy-efficient appliances during the month of
    6         October; providing exceptions; authorizing the
    7         Department of Revenue to adopt rules; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 212.0512, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         212.0512 Tax exemption for energy-efficient appliances.
   15         (1) As used in this section, the term “energy-efficient
   16  appliance” means a compact fluorescent or LED fluorescent
   17  lighting fixture or system, dehumidifier, programmable
   18  thermostat, ceiling fan, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove,
   19  clothes washer, water heater, or air conditioner that has been
   20  designated by the United States Department of Energy as meeting
   21  or exceeding the agency’s requirements for energy efficiency or
   22  as meeting or exceeding the requirements under the Energy Star
   23  Program.
   24         (2)Each year, from 12:01 a.m. on October 1 through
   25  midnight on October 31, the sales tax levied under this chapter
   26  may not be collected on the sale of a new energy-efficient
   27  appliance having a selling price of $1,500 or less per product.
   28  This exemption applies to appliances purchased for noncommercial
   29  home or personal use and does not apply to products purchased
   30  for trade, business, or resale.
   31         (3)The department may adopt rules to administer this
   32  section.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.