(Dothan, AL)--Alabama legislators approved a tax free holiday weekend for storm supplies. The law exempts storm supplies, including batteries, flashlights, coolers and weather radios, from July 6th to the 8th.
The law also allows county and municipalities to decide if they want to remove their local taxes. Dothan and City Commissioners are on board with the state's plan, but are unsure if they want to implement the law locally.
"We don't know the economic impact this plan could have on our area," Houston County Commissioner Chairman Mark Culver said. "We will be looking at all aspects before finalizing our decision, but in the meantime, we do want people to go out and take advantage of this holiday weekend," he said.
The covered items by the state must cost $60 or less, except generators, which are also covered if the cost is below $1,000 dollars.
Cities and counties within Alabama have until the end of the month to decide on whether or not to exempt local taxes for the holiday.