A House committee has approved legislation that would allow Alabama residents to buy school supplies and some other items without paying state sales tax for one weekend.
The bill would grant a, "sales tax holiday" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the first full weekend of August.
It was approved today by the House Education Finance and Appropriations committee.
The bill now goes to the full House.
The legislation is supported by Gov. Riley, and the bill exempts sales tax on school supplies, items of clothing that cost less than $100 per item and one-time purchases of computer equipment under $1,500.