LANSING, Mich., Sept. 1, 2021 — State Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) testified in front of the House Tax Policy Committee in support of House Bill 4271, which would exempt tampons, maxi pads, reusable menstrual cups and other menstrual hygiene products from taxation.
“I have been working tirelessly to eliminate the tampon tax since I was elected to the Michigan Legislature,” Kuppa said. “Menstrual sanitary products are an essential medical item and should have never been taxed in the first place. I am so glad to see bipartisan action begin being taken to help menstruating people who are struggling with period poverty. Making these sanitary items tax-free is just one way we can begin to eliminate this economic disparity for good.”
Rep. Kuppa was also joined by sponsors of the bills, state Reps. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) sponsor of HB 4270 and Bryan Posthumus (R-Cannon Township), sponsor of HB 5267. HB 5267 will make the same changes HB 4270 will but to the General Sales Tax Act.