Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for essential personal hygiene products. (HB696)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax; exemption for essential personal hygiene products. Provides a sales and use tax exemption for essential personal hygiene products, defined in the bill as (i) nondurable incontinence products such as diapers, disposable undergarments, pads, and bed sheets and (ii) menstrual cups and pads, panty liners, sanitary napkins, tampons, and other products used to absorb or contain menstrual flow. Under current law, such products are taxed at a reduced state sales and use tax rate of 1.5 percent and the standard local rate of one percent. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102893D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2022Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2022Impact statement from TAX (HB696)
01/23/2022Impact statement from TAX (HB696)
02/02/2022Tabled in Finance (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

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