SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Hollywood celebrity is backing a bill that some say would ease the financial burden on new parents.

Actress Julie Bowen, who stars on Modern Family, was in Sacramento Thursday advocating for a bill that would eliminate the sales tax on diapers.

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Bowen said the tax on diapers hurts working families.

“When you have to choose between food or holding your child sadly over a toilet all day because they don’t have the diapers that they need. It is crucial, and it is the difference between a woman going to work and a woman having to stay home to take care of her child that day,” Bowen said.

The legislation heads to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation committee next month.

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