'Common Cents Tax Reform' Act to End the Diapers & Feminine Health Products Tax

Monday, March 13, 2017

(Sacramento) - California State Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) were joined by a group of everyday women, mothers, senior citizens and caretakers at a State Capitol news conference to introduce the Common Cents Tax Reform Act, which will exempt diapers, tampons, pads and other basic necessities from California’s sales tax. “It’s just common sense that we shouldn’t tax life necessities like diapers and tampons, and every dollar we can save parents and seniors is critical,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher said. “We need our tax system to reflect our values.” “Common sense is that liquor is a choice and a luxury and human biology is not,” said Assemblywoman Garcia. “Our tax code needs to reflect the fact that it’s not ok to tax women for being born women.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.