Category Archives: Legislation

“All-Male Panel of Utah Lawmakers Votes to Keep the State’s Tampon Tax No (menstruation without taxation)”

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This February 12, 2016 article by Carolyn Cox found on the Mary Sue website talks about a recent decision by an all male panel of Utah Lawmakers to continue to tax tampons in the state of Utah.

 

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“Many Poor Families Struggle To Afford Diapers. These Lawmakers Want To Help Them.”

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An article talking about what some Lawmakers are trying to do to help poor people meet their basic need for clean diapers for their children

“New Congressional Bill Aims to Help Working Families Struggling with Diaper Need”

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This November 19, 2015 article on the NASDAQ  Global Newswire website talks about HR-4055 that if passed would make federal funds available to states so they can help families with the purchase of diapers for infants and toddlers.

luier, diaper

luier, diaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2015 Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania

House Resolution 443-PA-Diaper-Need-Awareness-Week

I missed this when it was new, but a Resolution was passed recognizing September 28 through October 4, 2015 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania

“State Senator Sandoval Calls For Lowering Tax Rate On Diapers”

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This January 28, 2015  CBS: Chicago article talks about how Illinois State Senator Sandoval is pushing to decrease the taxation of baby diapers in his state.  He acknowledges it will be a loss in tax revenue, but it is something that would help many families with small children which is good for everyone in the state.

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Illinois State Senate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Change Those Diaper Rules; Once a Day Not Enough”

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This October 7, 2014 WomensEnews.org article talks about ongoing efforts by some California legislatures to get diapers out of the same class as alcohol and tobacco products when it comes to services for low-income people.

“California bill would start nation’s first diaper assistance program”

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This August 1, 2014 article, on The Tribune website, talks about a bill being written in California that if it makes it through the political process, would make California the first state in the country to offer diaper assistance to people on welfare with children age 2 and under.