Morrell prefiles bill to exclude tampons and diapers from state sales tax

By Sarah Gamard

A New Orleans lawmaker wants to exempt tampons and other feminine hygiene products, as well as diapers, from the Louisiana sales tax. But pre-session blowback to Senate Bill 24 is already starting, he says.

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, says some males already are arguing against the prefiled proposal as a “special handout” to women, and say it’s only fair their beer and fast food be exempt as well.

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