Governor Jeb Bush signed legislation into law that gives consumers a tax break in the first part of June when they buy certain hurricane-preparedness items.
Tens of thousands of Floridians are expected to get an early start on preparing for the new hurricane season as the result of the estimated 9-point-3 (m) million dollar tax holiday.
The state's 6 percent sales tax and additional amounts levied by local governments will be lifted on items such as flashlights, batteries, radios, coolers, small generators and gasoline cans.
The tax breaks will begin June First, the first day of the 2004 hurricane season. The tax holiday runs through June 12th.