SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed measures that would end taxation on tampons in California.
The governor made the announcement with a series of bills he vetoed in a move to maintain the state’s fiscal stability including bills that would end taxes on animal blood and diapers.
A proposal by Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens would have exempted tampons, pads, menstrual cups and menstrual sponges from the state’s 7.5 percent sales tax.
Supporters say the tax unfairly burdens women who have little choice but to purchase the products.
Feminine hygiene products are already excluded from sales taxes in five other states.