State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced Senate Bill (SB) 26, which includes a provision she sponsored to eliminate Ohio sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, commonly known as the Pink Tax, was approved by the Ohio Senate and will head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. She released the following statement:


“Through the sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene period products included in this bill, we are making medically necessary products more accessible to women and girls in our state, ensuring they are better able to lead a healthful life, to regularly attend school, work or personal events, and to fully participate in their communities.”


Kelly previously sponsored legislation to eliminate the pink tax in the 132nd General Assembly, which passed the House before stalling in the Senate. If signed by the governor, Ohio would join 15 other states to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax, saving women nearly $4 million each year.

 
 
 
  
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