Florida Creates Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a state law that establishes a sales tax holiday for purchases of a hurricane supplies such as batteries, tarps and portable generators.

Scott signed the bill after speaking briefly at the Governor's Hurricane Conference at the Orange County Convention Center. The hurricane season begins June 1 and the sales tax holiday will run from May 31 to June 8.

He said the bill "puts $121 million back in Florida families' pockets."

Scott emphasized that recent flooding in Pensacola showed the need for "everybody in the state to get prepared" for the coming storm season.

"I flew to Pensacola right after the flooding happened and it was devastating," Scott said. "Families didn't anticipate it coming."

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