New York Senate Votes to Exempt Tampons From State Sales Tax

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.

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