The House has approved a tax break on materials used to repair or replace buildings damaged in severe weather that hit Kentucky between Feb. 29 and March 3.
Building owners could get either a refund of the state's 6 percent sales tax on building materials or $6,000, whichever was less.
The tax break under House Bill 165 would apply in the 21 counties where President Barack Obama has declared a disaster.
The bill also requires the state to waive up to 10 school days that students missed because of the disaster, and provides a mechanism for schools and employees in affected counties to not lose money because of the missed days.
Rep. John Will Stacy, D-West Liberty, sponsored the measure. A March 2 tornado caused widespread damage in the city and six deaths in Morgan County.
The House approved the bill 96 to 0.
It now goes to the Senate for consideration.