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State Senate unanimously passes bill to eliminate 'tampon tax'

Apr 12, 2016 6:30 am

Josefa Velasquez is reporting at Politico New York the New York state Senate Mon., Apr. 11, unanimously passed a bill exempting feminine hygiene products from the state's four percent sales tax. The bill was sponsored by freshman Sen. Sue Serino, a Republican from Hyde Park. The Assembly last month unanimously passed the legislation, which also has the support of the Cuomo administration. It is estimated the tax on feminine hygiene products brings in approximately $8.5 million a year. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signature. Read the full story at Politico New York.

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