House members voted 83-13 Tuesday to expand the popular back-to-school sales tax holiday. The proposal now goes to the Senate for final consideration.
The measure would expand the sales tax holiday to include school supplies, school art supplies and school instructional materials. The exemption would be limited to items costing less than $100.
The back-to-school holiday already includes a sales tax exemption for school clothes. The legislation is estimated to save parents about $17 million annually once fully implemented.
If the bill becomes law, shoppers will be able to take advantage of the expansion when the holiday occurs during the first weekend of August.