Cuomo Signs Bill Repealing Tax On Feminine Hygiene ProductsNew York state on Thursday officially repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, in a move expected to save purchasers $10 million a year.
NYC To Become First City In US To Require Free Tampons In Schools, Shelters, JailsNew York City is on track to become the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails after lawmakers approved the idea Tuesday amid a national discussion of the costs of having a period.
Tampon Tax Ban Gets Final Approval From NY State LawmakersA spokesman says Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign it into law. It will take effect in the subsequent sales tax quarter.
NY Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Ban Tampon TaxAssembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the bill, says the state exempts from sales taxes other medical necessities like bandages, medicine and even condoms.