senate Bill S2198A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the emergency preparedness month act and exempts prefabricated go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items

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Jan 22, 2014 print number 2198a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 14, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S2198 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A811A
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1115, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5238A, A8603A
2009-2010: S3927A, A783A

S2198 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the "emergency preparedness month act" and exempts prefabricated go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items from sales tax during specified time periods.

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BILL NUMBER:S2198

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to establishing the emergency
preparedness month act and to amend the tax law, in relation to exempt-
ing prefabricated go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To encourage New Yorkers to prepare
for emergencies by through tax incentives.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 sets forth the name of the legislation as the "emergency
preparedness month act".

Section 2 sets forth legislative findings and declares the month of
September to be emergency preparedness month in the State of New York.

Section 3 adds subdivisions (ii) and (jj) to section 1115 of the tax law
to Provide sales tax free periods on certain items.

Subdivision (ii) provides a sales tax free period each September for
Prefabricated go bags, with a value not to exceed 575, defined as an
easily transportable bag containing a whistle, breathing mask, light
source, and first aid kit.

Subdivision (jj) provides a sales tax free period from each September 1,
through September 11 for certain emergency preparedness items with
certain values that include first aid kits, flash lights, light sticks,
radios, breathing masks, whistles, fire and carbon monoxide detectors,
fire extinguishers, storm shutters, plastic sheeting, duct tape, fuel
containers, portable generators, batteries, cell phone batteries and
chargers, pet carriers, water purification kits, non-electric can open-
ers, non-electric food storage and reusable ice, snow shovels, rock salt
or sand, and water Proof bags or containers for important documents.

Section 4 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Emergency Management Office and the
New York City Office of Emergency Management recommend that citizens
prepare for emergencies by buying and storing certain basic emergency
supplies as well as creating "Go Sags." Unfortunately, few have the
requisite emergency supplies. Fewer still have heard of a "Go Sag,"
which is a collection of items citizens may need in the event of an
emergency packed in an easy to carry container that is accessible in
case they need to leave their home in a hurry. Florida enacted a similar
tax free period aimed at hurricane preparedness in 2005, and has re-au-
thorized it annually due to its overwhelming success. New Yorkers who
take this tax free opportunity will begin, to be prepared for whatever
emergency they may face.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:! 2011-12 - S.5328-A -- Referred to Investi-
gations and Government Operations 2009-10: A.783 Referred to Assembly
Government Operations. S.3927 Referred to Senate Investigations and
Government Operations; 2008: A.11206 Referred to Government Operations.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To Be Determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2198

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT in relation to establishing the emergency preparedness month  act
  and  to  amend  the  tax  law,  in relation to exempting prefabricated
  go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title.  This  act shall be known as the "emergency
preparedness month act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares
that  citizens  of  the state of New York are not properly equipped with
the requisite supplies needed in the event of a disaster or other  emer-
gency.    The legislature further declares that the impacts of disasters
are mitigated when individuals have the  proper  emergency  preparedness
supplies  they  need  to be self sufficient during a disaster, and those
individuals are less likely to require state and local assistance during
a disaster or other emergency.
  The legislature further declares that a tax free  period  for  certain
emergency preparedness items and prefabricated go-bags shall provide the
needed  incentive for individuals to purchase proper supplies and equip-
ment to be used in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
  Therefore, the legislature declares the month of September to be emer-
gency preparedness month in the state of New York.
  S 3. Section 1115 of the tax law is amended by adding two new subdivi-
sions (ii) and (jj) to read as follows:
  (II) (1) RECEIPTS FROM THE RETAIL SALE OF PREFABRICATED GO-BAGS  SHALL
BE  EXEMPT  FROM  TAXES  IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE ANNUALLY FROM SEPTEMBER
FIRST TO SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  NO  EXEMPTION  SHALL
EXIST  UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IF SUCH PREFABRICATED GO-BAGS WERE PURCHASED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05192-01-3

S. 2198                             2

AT ANY ENTERTAINMENT LOCATIONS,  THEME  PARKS,  TOY  STORES,  CONVENTION
CENTERS, SPORTING ARENAS, STADIUMS, OR OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
  (2)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, "PREFABRICATED GO-BAG" SHALL
MEAN ANY STURDY AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE BAG OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  CONTAINER,
WHICH  MAY BE EASILY TRANSPORTED, CONTAINING AT A MINIMUM, THE FOLLOWING
ITEMS:
  (A) A WHISTLE;
  (B) A NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH CERTIFIED N95  ("NIOSH-
N95") BREATHING MASK;
  (C) A NON-COMBUSTIBLE LIGHT SOURCE; AND
  (D)  A  FIRST  AID KIT, MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE MINIMUM STANDARDS SET
FORTH BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY  AND
HEALTH  ADMINISTRATION  IN  ITS  APPENDIX  TO 29 C.F.R. SECTION 1910.151
REFERRING TO THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE STANDARD.
  (3) THE EXEMPTIONS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
NOT APPLY  TO  PREFABRICATED  GO-BAGS  CONTAINING  CANDLES,  MATCHES  OR
COMBUSTIBLE FUELS, OR WHICH EXCEED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  (JJ)  (1)  RECEIPTS  FROM  THE  RETAIL  SALE  OF  INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS ITEMS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM TAXES IMPOSED  BY  THIS  ARTICLE
ANNUALLY  FROM  SEPTEMBER  FIRST  THROUGH  SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH. PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, NO EXEMPTION SHALL EXIST UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IF SUCH  INDIVID-
UAL  EMERGENCY  PREPAREDNESS  ITEMS  WERE PURCHASED AT ANY ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATIONS, THEME PARKS, TOY STORES, CONVENTION CENTERS, SPORTING ARENAS,
STADIUMS, OR OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
  (2) INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ITEMS SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) FIRST AID KITS MEETING OR  EXCEEDING  THE  MINIMUM  STANDARDS  SET
FORTH  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IN ITS APPENDIX TO  29  C.F.R.  SECTION  1910.151,
PROVIDED THE KIT DOES NOT EXCEED THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (B) PET CARRIERS NOT EXCEEDING FIFTY DOLLARS;
  (C)  WATERPROOF  BAGS  OR  CONTAINERS  FOR DOCUMENTS NOT EXCEEDING TEN
DOLLARS;
  (D) WHISTLES NOT EXCEEDING FIVE DOLLARS;
  (E)  NATIONAL  INSTITUTE  FOR  SAFETY   AND   HEALTH   CERTIFIED   N95
("NIOSH-N95") BREATHING MASKS NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (F)  NON-COMBUSTIBLE LIGHT SOURCES INCLUDING FLASHLIGHTS AND ANY OTHER
PORTABLE SELF-POWERED LIGHT SOURCES NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (G) CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTY DOLLARS;
  (H) FIRE ALARMS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (I) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO EXTINGUISH  CLASS  A,
B,  OR  C  FIRES, OR ANY COMBINATION OF A, B, AND C FIRES, NOT EXCEEDING
SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (J) FIVE GALLON FUEL CONTAINERS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (K) CELL PHONE BATTERIES NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (L) CELL PHONE BATTERY CHARGERS NOT EXCEEDING FORTY DOLLARS;
  (M) NON-ELECTRIC CAN OPENERS NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (N) NON-ELECTRIC FOOD STORAGE COOLERS AND  ICE  CHESTS  NOT  EXCEEDING
THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (O) WATER PURIFICATION KITS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (P) REUSABLE ICE NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (Q)  PORTABLE BATTERY, SOLAR OR HAND CRANKED RADIOS, INCLUDING TWO-WAY
AND WEATHER BAND RADIOS, NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS;
  (R) PORTABLE GENERATORS USED TO PROVIDE  LIGHT  OR  COMMUNICATIONS  OR
PRESERVE  FOOD IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE NOT EXCEEDING ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS;

S. 2198                             3

  (S) STORM OR SHUTTER DEVICES INCLUDING MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS MANUFAC-
TURED, RATED AND MARKETED SPECIFICALLY FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PREVENTING
WINDOW DAMAGE FROM STORMS NOT EXCEEDING TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS;
  (T)  TARPAULIN  OR  OTHER  FLEXIBLE  WATERPROOF SHEETING NOT EXCEEDING
FIFTY DOLLARS;
  (U)  MULTI-LAYERED  BARRIER  SHEETING,  DESIGNED  TO  PROTECT  AGAINST
AIRBORNE  AGENTS,  TESTED  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES MILITARY
STANDARD TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (V) DUCT TAPE NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (W) SNOW SHOVELS NOT EXCEEDING FORTY DOLLARS;
  (X) ROCK SALT AND/OR SAND  INTENDED  FOR  SNOW  AND  ICE  CONTROL  NOT
EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (Y) ANY PACKAGE OF AAA-CELL, AA-CELL, C-CELL, D-CELL, 6-VOLT OR 9-VOLT
BATTERIES,  EXCLUDING AUTOMOBILE OR BOAT BATTERIES, NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY
DOLLARS; OR
  (Z) ANY SINGLE PACKAGE CONSISTING OF TWO  OR  MORE  OF  THE  QUALIFIED
INDIVIDUAL  EMERGENCY  PREPAREDNESS  ITEMS  LISTED  IN SUBPARAGRAPHS (A)
THROUGH (Y) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, OR OTHER TAX EXEMPT ITEMS, NOT  EXCEEDING
SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

S2198A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A811A
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1115, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5238A, A8603A
2009-2010: S3927A, A783A

S2198A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes the "emergency preparedness month act" and exempts prefabricated go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items from sales tax during specified time periods.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S2198A

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to establishing the emergency
preparedness month act and to amend the tax law, in relation to
exempting prefabricated go-bags and individual emergency preparedness
items

PURPOSE:

To encourage New Yorkers to prepare for emergencies by through tax
incentives.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 sets forth the name of the legislation as the "emergency
preparedness month act"

Section 2 sets forth legislative findings and declares the month of
September to be emergency preparedness month in the State of New York.

Section 3 adds subdivisions (jj) and (kk) to section 1115 of the tax
law to Provide sales tax free periods on certain items.

Subdivision (jj) provides a sales tax free period each September for
Prefabricated go bags, with a value not to exceed 575, defined as an
easily transportable bag containing a whistle, breathing mask, light
source, and first aid kit.

Subdivision (kk) provides a sales tax free period from each September
1, through September 11 for certain emergency preparedness items with
certain values that include first aid kits, flash lights, light
sticks, radios, breathing masks, whistles, fire and carbon monoxide
detectors, fire extinguishers, storm shutters, plastic sheeting, duct
tape, fuel containers, portable generators, batteries, cell phone
batteries and chargers, pet carriers, water purification kits,
non-electric can openers, non-electric food storage and reusable ice,
snow shovels, rock salt or sand, and water Proof bags or containers
for important documents.

Section 4 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York State Emergency Management Office and the New York City
Office of Emergency Management recommend that citizens prepare for
emergencies by buying and storing certain basic emergency supplies as
well as creating "Go Bags." Unfortunately, few have the requisite
emergency supplies. Fewer still have heard of a "Go Bag," which is a
collection of items citizens may need in the event of an emergency
packed in an easy to carry container that is accessible in case they
need to leave their home in a hurry. Florida enacted a similar tax
free period aimed at hurricane preparedness in 2005, and has
re-authorized it annually due to its overwhelming success. New Yorkers
who take this tax free opportunity will begin, to be prepared for
whatever emergency they may face.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2011-12: S.5328-A -- Referred to Investigations and Government
Operations
2009-10: S.3927 Referred to Senate Investigations and Government
Operations
A.783 Referred to Assembly Government Operations
2008:A.11206 Referred to Government Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2198--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations  and
  Government  Operations  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT in relation to establishing the emergency preparedness month act
  and to amend the tax  law,  in  relation  to  exempting  prefabricated
  go-bags and individual emergency preparedness items

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall  be  known  as  the  "emergency
preparedness month act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares
that citizens of the state of New York are not  properly  equipped  with
the  requisite supplies needed in the event of a disaster or other emer-
gency.  The legislature further declares that the impacts  of  disasters
are  mitigated  when  individuals have the proper emergency preparedness
supplies they need to be self sufficient during a  disaster,  and  those
individuals are less likely to require state and local assistance during
a disaster or other emergency.
  The  legislature  further  declares that a tax free period for certain
emergency preparedness items and prefabricated go-bags shall provide the
needed incentive for individuals to purchase proper supplies and  equip-
ment to be used in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
  Therefore, the legislature declares the month of September to be emer-
gency preparedness month in the state of New York.
  S 3. Section 1115 of the tax law is amended by adding two new subdivi-
sions (jj) and (kk) to read as follows:
  (JJ)  (1) RECEIPTS FROM THE RETAIL SALE OF PREFABRICATED GO-BAGS SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM TAXES IMPOSED BY THIS  ARTICLE  ANNUALLY  FROM  SEPTEMBER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05192-02-4

S. 2198--A                          2

FIRST  TO  SEPTEMBER  THIRTIETH.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, NO EXEMPTION SHALL
EXIST UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IF SUCH PREFABRICATED GO-BAGS WERE  PURCHASED
AT  ANY  ENTERTAINMENT  LOCATIONS,  THEME  PARKS, TOY STORES, CONVENTION
CENTERS, SPORTING ARENAS, STADIUMS, OR OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
  (2)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, "PREFABRICATED GO-BAG" SHALL
MEAN ANY STURDY AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE BAG OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  CONTAINER,
WHICH  MAY BE EASILY TRANSPORTED, CONTAINING AT A MINIMUM, THE FOLLOWING
ITEMS:
  (A) A WHISTLE;
  (B) A NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH CERTIFIED N95  ("NIOSH-
N95") BREATHING MASK;
  (C) A NON-COMBUSTIBLE LIGHT SOURCE; AND
  (D)  A  FIRST  AID KIT, MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE MINIMUM STANDARDS SET
FORTH BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY  AND
HEALTH  ADMINISTRATION  IN  ITS  APPENDIX  TO 29 C.F.R. SECTION 1910.151
REFERRING TO THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE STANDARD.
  (3) THE EXEMPTIONS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
NOT APPLY  TO  PREFABRICATED  GO-BAGS  CONTAINING  CANDLES,  MATCHES  OR
COMBUSTIBLE FUELS, OR WHICH EXCEED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  (KK)  (1)  RECEIPTS  FROM  THE  RETAIL  SALE  OF  INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS ITEMS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM TAXES IMPOSED  BY  THIS  ARTICLE
ANNUALLY  FROM  SEPTEMBER  FIRST  THROUGH  SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH. PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, NO EXEMPTION SHALL EXIST UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IF SUCH  INDIVID-
UAL  EMERGENCY  PREPAREDNESS  ITEMS  WERE PURCHASED AT ANY ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATIONS, THEME PARKS, TOY STORES, CONVENTION CENTERS, SPORTING ARENAS,
STADIUMS, OR OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
  (2) INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ITEMS SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) FIRST AID KITS MEETING OR  EXCEEDING  THE  MINIMUM  STANDARDS  SET
FORTH  BY  THE  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IN ITS APPENDIX TO  29  C.F.R.  SECTION  1910.151,
PROVIDED THE KIT DOES NOT EXCEED THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (B) PET CARRIERS NOT EXCEEDING FIFTY DOLLARS;
  (C)  WATERPROOF  BAGS  OR  CONTAINERS  FOR DOCUMENTS NOT EXCEEDING TEN
DOLLARS;
  (D) WHISTLES NOT EXCEEDING FIVE DOLLARS;
  (E)  NATIONAL  INSTITUTE  FOR  SAFETY   AND   HEALTH   CERTIFIED   N95
("NIOSH-N95") BREATHING MASKS NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (F)  NON-COMBUSTIBLE LIGHT SOURCES INCLUDING FLASHLIGHTS AND ANY OTHER
PORTABLE SELF-POWERED LIGHT SOURCES NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (G) CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTY DOLLARS;
  (H) FIRE ALARMS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (I) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO EXTINGUISH  CLASS  A,
B,  OR  C  FIRES, OR ANY COMBINATION OF A, B, AND C FIRES, NOT EXCEEDING
SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (J) FIVE GALLON FUEL CONTAINERS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (K) CELL PHONE BATTERIES NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (L) CELL PHONE BATTERY CHARGERS NOT EXCEEDING FORTY DOLLARS;
  (M) NON-ELECTRIC CAN OPENERS NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (N) NON-ELECTRIC FOOD STORAGE COOLERS AND  ICE  CHESTS  NOT  EXCEEDING
THIRTY DOLLARS;
  (O) WATER PURIFICATION KITS NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY DOLLARS;
  (P) REUSABLE ICE NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (Q)  PORTABLE BATTERY, SOLAR OR HAND CRANKED RADIOS, INCLUDING TWO-WAY
AND WEATHER BAND RADIOS, NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS;

S. 2198--A                          3

  (R) PORTABLE GENERATORS USED TO PROVIDE  LIGHT  OR  COMMUNICATIONS  OR
PRESERVE  FOOD IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE NOT EXCEEDING ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS;
  (S) STORM OR SHUTTER DEVICES INCLUDING MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS MANUFAC-
TURED,  RATED  AND  MARKETED  SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREVENTING
WINDOW DAMAGE FROM STORMS NOT EXCEEDING TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS;
  (T) TARPAULIN OR OTHER  FLEXIBLE  WATERPROOF  SHEETING  NOT  EXCEEDING
FIFTY DOLLARS;
  (U)  MULTI-LAYERED  BARRIER  SHEETING,  DESIGNED  TO  PROTECT  AGAINST
AIRBORNE AGENTS, TESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  UNITED  STATES  MILITARY
STANDARD TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO NOT EXCEEDING SIXTY DOLLARS;
  (V) DUCT TAPE NOT EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (W) SNOW SHOVELS NOT EXCEEDING FORTY DOLLARS;
  (X)  ROCK  SALT  AND/OR  SAND  INTENDED  FOR  SNOW AND ICE CONTROL NOT
EXCEEDING TEN DOLLARS;
  (Y) ANY PACKAGE OF AAA-CELL, AA-CELL, C-CELL, D-CELL, 6-VOLT OR 9-VOLT
BATTERIES, EXCLUDING AUTOMOBILE OR BOAT BATTERIES, NOT EXCEEDING  TWENTY
DOLLARS; OR
  (Z)  ANY  SINGLE  PACKAGE  CONSISTING  OF TWO OR MORE OF THE QUALIFIED
INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  ITEMS  LISTED  IN  SUBPARAGRAPHS  (A)
THROUGH  (Y) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, OR OTHER TAX EXEMPT ITEMS, NOT EXCEEDING
SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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