Michigan – MI Bills to strike ‘tampon tax’ not on fast track in Michigan Senate

Michigan Live
By Emily Lawler | elawler@mlive.com
on March 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM, updated March 26, 2017 at 7:06 AM

LANSING, MI — Bills to exempt tampons and sanitary napkins from sales tax passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously this week, but there’s no timeline on when they may come up on the Senate floor.

Senate Bills 91 and 92 exempt feminine hygiene products from the state’s 6 percent sales and use taxes. According to an estimate from the Senate Fiscal Agency, it would cost the state’s General Fund, State School Aid Fund and revenue sharing to local governments approximately $5 million per year.

The bills are sponsored by Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, and Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. Knezek said it would put money back into the pockets of Michiganders, who could spend it in their communities.

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