Section 52, Chapter 2017-36, Laws of Florida, authorizes the Department of Revenue to promulgate emergency rules to implement the provisions of the law specifying a period during which the sale of certain clothing and school supplies are exempt from sales and use tax. The law provides that conditions necessary for an emergency rule have been met. The promulgation of this emergency rule ensures that the public is notified in the most expedient and appropriate manner regarding the exemption during the period from 12:01 a.m., August 4, 2017, through 11:59 p.m., August 6, 2017, for sales of eligible items of clothing, wallet, or bag having a selling price of $60 or less per item, for sales of eligible school supplies having a selling price of $15 or less per item, and for sales of eligible personal computers and certain computer-related accessories having a sales price of $750 or less per item. The exemption does not apply to sales within a theme park or entertainment complex, as defined in Section 509.013(9), F.S., or within a public lodging establishment, as defined in Section 509.013(4), F.S., or within an airport, as defined in Section 330.27(2), F.S. The rule defines “clothing,” “school supplies,” “personal computers,” “personal computer related accessories,” “theme park or entertainment complex,” “public lodging establishment,” “airport” and “mail order sale.” The rule describes the items that are included in the exemption and explains how various transactions are to be handled for purposes of the exemption, including sales of sets of both exempt and taxable items, items normally sold as a unit, mail order sales, shipping and handling charges, layaway sales, rain checks, exchanges, coupons, rebates, and discounts, repairs and alterations, gift certificates, rentals of clothing, and merchant’s license fees. The rule provides procedures for qualified businesses to opt out of participation in the holiday, as allowed by the law creating the holiday. The rule provides a list of items and their taxable status during the exemption period for clothing, school supplies, personal computers and personal computer related accessories.