Governor Edwards has signed into law a bill that would make feminine hygiene products and diapers exempt from state taxes.

House Bill 7 defines feminine hygiene products as products that have a connection with the menstrual cycle such as tampons, sanitary napkins, menstrual cups, menstrual sponges, menstrual pads, etc. The bill also includes language to make diapers tax exempt.

The bill will go into effect in 2022. It will eliminate Louisiana’s 4.45% sales tax on these items and it leaves the option open for local governments to do the same if they choose.

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