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Tax Exemption Proposed For Nursing Home Generators

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

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.