Agreement reached on tampon tax bill


ALBANY – The State Assembly passed the revised tampon tax bill, which is sponsored in the Senate by Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park). The bill passed Monday in the Assembly is an amended version of the one agreed upon with the Senate and she expects the Senate to approve it in the coming days. It would eliminate the sales tax on sanitary napkins.
“The change reflects the fact that all women are unique and as such, utilize a variety of essential feminine hygiene products, ensuring that as many women will benefit from the measure,” Serino said.  She said eliminating the tax is a “commonsense” step. “A tax on tampons is a tax on women, period.”  
Once the bill is adopted in the Senate it will go to the Governor.  Serino hopes he will sign it.