For the first 12 days in June, the state is waiving the sales tax on items deemed necessary for preparing for a hurricane. The complete list is:
(a) any portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less.
(b) any portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less.
(c) any tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less.
(d) any self-contained first-aid kit selling for $30 or less.
(e) any ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less.
(f) any gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less.
(g) any package of AA-cell, c-cell, d-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less.
(h) any non-electric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less.
(i) any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less.
The items will be sales tax free as long as they are purchased by June 12, 2005.