COLUMBUS- Today, Senate Bill 26 has been signed into law by the Governor. This bill provides a tax credit to teachers who purchase school supplies and includes an amendment to repeal the pink tax. State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) commended the Governor on the repeal of the “pink” tax; a tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products. Representative Antani is a joint sponsor of the bill to repeal the tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products.


Representative Antani released the following statement regarding the bill being signed:


“I am grateful to the Governor for signing Senate Bill 26 to repeal the tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products. Through the passage of this bill, Ohioans are witnessing the removal of a gender-based tax discrimination. Women will see a significant amount of savings over the course of their lifetime with the repeal of the pink tax. It is my hope that other states who have not repealed this tax will recognize the great strides the Ohio legislature has taken and follow suit.”


Anusha Singh, President of PERIOD at The Ohio State University and formerly of the Dayton area, joined in lauding the signing of this bill. She stated:


“I believe that eliminating the Pink Tax in Ohio is one of the most tangible steps we can take in the fight for gender equality.”

 
 
 
  
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