( KTRS ) Illinois lawmakers have advanced a measure to exempt feminine hygiene and incontinence products from the state sales tax.
The Senate revenue committee forwarded the bill to the full chamber Wednesday for consideration. No official vote was taken, but one Republican lawmaker suggested the plan be considered for a tax code change instead of a law.
The sponsor of the measure, Grayslake Democratic Sen. Melinda Bush, says tampons and other feminine hygiene products are not a luxury but a necessity. Bush says the so called “pink tax” on hygiene items and other women’s products is an example of inequity.