A bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax was introduced in the state of Colorado in 2017 by Senator Beth Martinez Humenik and House Representative Susan Lontine, but the bill was not enacted into law, but rather indefinitely postponed by the House Appropriations Committee on May 5th, 2017. The reasoning behind postponing this bill was due to the decrease in state revenue projected for the year 2018. This original bill was introduced to exempt sales tax on pads, tampons, menstrual cups, sponges, and pantiliners.
However, now in 2019, Colorado state revenue has increased from the influx of people moving to Colorado and from the opening of over 500 marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. Total to date revenue from marijuana sales, licenses, and fees are projected to surpass $1B this year. Colorado is bringing in more tax revenue than ever before, but there are still women who can’t afford feminine products, and this is unacceptable. Women should have the right to purchase pads and tampons tax-free and that is what our petition is fighting for.
We have a chance to reintroduce a bill that will exempt sales tax on pads, tampons, & pantiliners. Support our mission. Support women.