Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for tampons and sanitary napkins. (HB952)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; tampons and sanitary napkins. Exempts tampons and sanitary napkins from the sales and use tax. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103045D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2016Impact statement from TAX (HB952)
02/10/2016Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/12/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/17/2016Left in Finance


Chelsea writes:

I'm surprised pads and tampons were ever considered a "luxury" or specially taxed, because women like me must use them as a necessity. They are a means of biohazard containment when you get down to it, which makes them all the more important. Making these materials that much more accessible is great.

I think this is a positive step forward, and I'm hoping this will pave the way for other things people use daily to be considered for tax exemption as well. Thank you for bringing about this bill.