Sales and Use Tax; reduced rate on essential personal hygiene products. (SB1715)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; menstrual supplies. Exempts menstrual supplies, specifically pads, tampons, and menstrual cups, from sales and use tax. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020, and is contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Amends § 58.1-609.10, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/11/2019: Passed the House


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104566D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715)
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1715E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19104566D-E
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2019Passed by for the day
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1715E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19104566D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/05/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715E)
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106474D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Passed House
02/11/2019Passed by for the day
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106474D-H1
02/12/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1715H1
02/12/2019Passed House with substitute Block Vote (97-Y 1-N)
02/12/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/13/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House insisted on substitute
02/13/2019House requested conference committee
02/13/2019Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/13/2019Senators: Boysko, Howell, Dunnavant
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/13/2019Delegates: Byron, Ransone, Kory
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1715ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 1/1/20)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB2194.

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