AUGUSTA – One state representative is trying to get rid of the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
The bill would include getting rid of sales tax on both reusable and disposable feminine hygiene products.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Denise Tepler, D-Topsham, said this is a basic need for women and therefore should not have a sales tax.
“We generally attempt to not tax basic needs, for one,” Rep. Tepler said. “It’s also a discriminatory tax. Only women pay this tax.”
According to Rep. Tepler, Maine would be the eleventh state to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products if the bill passes.