Dan Daley’s Push for Sales Tax Holiday for Environmentally Friendly Appliances Clears Ways and Means

State Rep. Dan Daley’s, D-Coral Springs, proposal to “offer a sales tax holiday on ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products approved by the U.S. Department of Energy.”

When he introduced the proposal in September, Daley called for the sales tax holiday to be held on Earth Day–which will be on Friday, April 22 in 2022–and run through the weekend, ending on Sunday, April 24. He noted that the Legislature backed a similar sales tax holiday in 2016 which saved Floridians around $1.6 million.

“This legislation will incentivize consumers to support businesses while providing them short-term and long-term savings,” said Daley. “By taking advantage of this sales tax holiday, Floridians can improve their home’s efficiency, which will provide a better outcome for the environment, and will keep more money in their pockets.”

This week, the state House Ways and Means Committee passed his resolution without opposition. The bill was also assigned to the House Appropriations and the Commerce Committees.

State Sen. Shev Jones, D-Miami Gardens, has a similar bill that cleared the Senate Commerce and Tourism and the Finance and Tax Committees. The bill still has a stop on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Daley emerged on the political scene in 2012 when he was elected to the Coral Springs City Commission where he rose to the position of vice mayor and served until 2019 when he won a special election to fill a vacant Florida House seat. He represents parts of Broward County.

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