Sales-tax holiday bills filed

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Both chambers of the Legislature now have slightly different versions of a measure that would continue Florida’s sales-tax holiday for school supplies and clothing next year, reports the News Service of Florida. The House measure (HB 737) — filed Monday by Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City — would spread the holiday over two weekends: Aug. 10-12 and Aug. 17-19. The Senate proposal (SB 982) would only have the Aug. 10-12 holiday and would appropriate $226,284 to cover administrative costs for the holiday. That measure was filed last week by Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale.

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