New bill will remove local taxes on diapers

Amal Tlaige

July 27, 2022

Originally published in News 10 on July 27, 2022.

Senator Jamaal Bailey sponsored legislation removing all local taxes from diapers for newborns and adults. It will take effect on December 1st. Senator Bailey is a father who has changed many diapers over the years. 

You want to make sure your child is clean and well taken care of and having fresh, new adequate diapers is so critical. It may not matter as much today, but tomorrow and the days thereafter it will add up,” he said.

Bailey also pointed to diaper banks which helped provide essentials for those who lost their job during the pandemic. He says those organizations buy diapers in bulk,

The savings that might round up to less than a dollar if you’re an individual purchasing diapers for a family for a month, it can be hundreds of thousands of dollars for these diaper banks who are doing quite frankly God’s work,” said Bailey.