Tornado tax relief bill gets final passage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Tornado victims in 21 Kentucky counties
that were declared disaster areas by President Obama after the
March 2 tornadoes would get a sales tax break on materials for
rebuilding their houses or other structures.
The emergency measure received final approval in the House of
Representatives late Friday night and will be sent to Gov. Steve
Beshear for his signature.
Democratic Rep. John Will Stacy of West Liberty, the town
demolished by a tornado that night, led the effort, which had
overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers.
The bill would allow the state treasury to refund the 6 percent
state sales tax for three years for building materials the owners
purchase if they rebuild in the counties where their losses
occurred.
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The bill is HB 255.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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