SERINO: ‘TAMPON TAX’ TO BE A THING OF THE PAST

Sue Serino

May 25, 2016

ALBANY, NY—State Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), a freshman Senator from Hyde Park, today announced that the Senate has passed her bill that would finally repeal the infamous ‘tampon tax’:

“It’s about time. Repealing this out-of-touch tax has been decades in the making. Last week, I announced that an agreement had been reached to repeal this egregious law and today, I am incredibly proud to announce that the infamous ‘tampon tax’ will finally be a thing of the past.

There are many issues that simply transcend politics and a unanimous vote in both houses tells you that this is certainly one of them. Moving this legislation forward is a win for consumers and it’s a win for women who have largely shouldered the burden of the tax for generations.

With the Governor publicly signaling support for this move, it is my hope that it will be signed into law as soon as possible—New York’s women have waited long enough.”

 

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