Efforts to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from sales taxes cleared a legislative hurdle Thursday.
The California Senate Appropriations Committee approved both bills, and they now move to the Senate floor. They would still need approval from the Senate and the governor before becoming law.
The bills to end taxes on diapers, AB 717, and feminine hygiene products, AB 1561, would exempt those items from state sales taxes. The bills’ authors say diapers, tampons and sanitary pads are medically necessary and therefore shouldn’t be taxed.