Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for menstrual supplies. (HB24)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach), Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; menstrual supplies. Exempts menstrual supplies from sales and use tax. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100984D
11/28/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB24)
02/01/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 1-N)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB24)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations


Christine F DeRosa writes:

This bill is rightfully called "The dignity Act". Women must have fair access to basic menstrual supplies such as tampons and sanitary pads. This is a BASIC health need for us. These products should be tax-exempt, just as eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medications are tax-exempt.

The Subcommittee # 3 of the Committee on Finance adjourned abruptly and rudely on February 1st, 2018, before allowing this bill to be presented by its patrons. This was disrespectful to the Delegates and citizens who patiently awaited the discussion of this bill.

Bridget Kelley-Dearing writes:

What happened to Delegate Jennifer Barton Boysko​, Delegate Kaye Kory​, & Delegate Debra Rodman​'s bills last Friday is horrible. Important legislation cannot just be swept under the rug because legislators don't like it.

THIS is NOT how DEMOCRACY works! Virginian women are angry and we are here to stay!