“They shouldn’t feel like they’re being punished for being a girl.”
In this community, teenage girls sometimes have to miss school because their families cannot afford feminine hygiene products.
A pair of bills would end the tax on menstrual products and make them free at schools and shelters.
People should have the right to the products they need to deal with this bodily function without being financially penalized.
First of all, they are expensive.
Both bills had broad support in the state legislature.
The state will no longer tax feminine hygiene products like luxuries.
The bill would eliminate the sales tax on menstrual products, saving women an estimated $20 million annually.