NY Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2016 Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, [email protected]
Statement by Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and its Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York
“The Senate’s passage of legislation exempting feminine hygiene products in New York from sales tax is a symbolic victory for New Yorkers that recognizes the tax’s discriminatory nature and eliminates an additional burden to the disproportionate cost of menstruating.
“Previously passed in the Assembly, the bill models the bipartisan support for equality for all New Yorkers that we expect and deserve. We look forward to Gov. Cuomo signing this bill quickly and to further collaboration between the Senate and Assembly to advance the health and rights of all New Yorkers.”
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, conducts legislative and political advocacy to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice and supports partner advocacy in states and cities nationwide. The Action Fund previously operated as NARAL Pro-Choice New York.