Assemblymember Cristina Garcia: “No Tax on Tampons”

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has authored Assembly Bill 1561, a bill to ban taxation on women’s menstrual products in California. AB1561 would exempt tampons and sanitary napkins from the sales and use tax. “This is fundamentally about gender equity,” said Assemblymember Garcia. “We don't tax any other non-optional health product, that is needed every month, uniquely by one gender, for 40 years of life. The money from the tampon tax should remain in the hands of our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters, period.” Learn more in this Assembly Web Report.