A House Republican has filed a bill seeking to offer a sales-tax exemption for generators that would provide emergency electricity to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The proposal (HB 803), filed last week by Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, came as Gov. Rick Scott's administration moves forward with generator requirements for nursing homes and assisted living facilities after the deaths of residents of a Broward County nursing home that lost its air-conditioning system in Hurricane Irma.
The exemption would be limited to a maximum of $30,000 for each facility. The bill also would provide an exemption for generators used by farms. The bill is filed for the 2018 legislative session, which starts in January.