NYS Senate votes to get rid of "tampon tax"

Posted: 7:55 AM, Apr 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-12 07:55:49-04

New York's Senate has passed legislation to exempt tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.
Sen. Sue Serino, a Hudson Valley Republican who sponsored the bill, says the state exempts from sales taxes medicine and medical equipment.
She notes the state's "out-of-touch tax laws" also exempt items like cupcakes and circus performances.
A similar bill has passed in the state Assembly.
According to Serino, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have approved similar tax exemptions.