Due to budget restrictions, Florida did not pass legislation that would provide a sales tax holiday relief period for back-to-school supplies. Nor did the State pass any bills that would allow a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness. The failed sales tax suspension would have allowed residents to purchase items such as clothing, wallets, or bags $50 or less tax free during the month of August. This is the third time in the past ten years Florida did not pass such legislation (H.B. 815 Died in Economic Development Policy Committee on Saturday, May 02, 2009).