Florida Senate - 2022 SB 356 By Senator Jones 35-00548-22 2022356__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR 3 and WaterSense products; providing a sales tax 4 exemption for certain ENERGY STAR and WaterSense 5 products during a specified timeframe; defining terms; 6 authorizing the Department of Revenue to adopt 7 emergency rules; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products; sales tax 12 holiday.— 13 (1) The tax levied under chapter 212, Florida Statutes, may 14 not be collected during the period from 12:01 a.m. on April 22, 15 2022, through 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2022, on the retail sale 16 of a new ENERGY STAR or WaterSense product. 17 (2) As used in this section, the term: 18 (a) “ENERGY STAR product” means a room air conditioner, air 19 purifier, ceiling fan, clothes washer, clothes dryer, 20 dehumidifier, dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, water heater, 21 swimming pool pump, or package of light bulbs designated by the 22 United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United 23 States Department of Energy by April 1, 2022, as meeting or 24 exceeding each agency’s requirements under the ENERGY STAR 25 program. Each product must be affixed with an ENERGY STAR label. 26 (b) “WaterSense product” means a bathroom sink faucet, 27 faucet accessory, high-efficiency toilet or urinal, showerhead, 28 or weather- or sensor-based irrigation controller that is 29 recognized as water efficient by the WaterSense program 30 sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency 31 by April 1, 2022. Each product must be affixed with a WaterSense 32 label. 33 (3) The Department of Revenue is authorized, and all 34 conditions are deemed met, to adopt emergency rules pursuant to 35 s. 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, to administer this section. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.