TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Under a bill approved by the Florida House, Floridians would get four sales holidays this year.
The House voted 106-11 for a tax cut package that includes sales tax holidays for school supplies, gym memberships, energy efficient appliances and hurricane preparation supplies. Gov. Rick Scott wanted a 10-day back to school sales tax holiday, but the House would limit it to just one weekend.READ MORE: Lauderhill PD Investigating Deadly Shooting
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The House package also calls for a three-day holiday on energy efficient appliances and a week-long holiday on gym memberships.
Some Democrats voted against the bill (HB 5601) because a tax shift included the package would cost local governments money.MORE NEWS: Florida Lawmakers Won't 'Mess With Bingo'
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