House committee kills bill that would make diapers, tampons tax-exempt

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SALT LAKE CITY — A House committee has killed a bill that would have made diapers, tampons and other hygiene products exempt from state sales tax.

Rep. Susan Duckworth, D-Magna, said HB202 would have saved consumers on average $50 per year in taxes. She argued that it would have helped low-income women, the elderly and working families.

The bill was defeated by a 3-8 vote in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee (the committee was all-male, Democrats noted). Duckworth said she is planning to bring the bill back in the 2017 legislative session.