Lawmakers nearing a deadline next week have heard two bills that seek to temporarily end the tampon tax, with one measure also seeking to exempt diapers.
Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, is sponsoring the measure that includes diapers. She said Thursday that Nevada has already decided not to tax groceries and other items deemed necessities, as well as certain products that are non-essential.
“We currently don’t tax soda, we don’t tax candy, there’s no reason we should be taxing feminine hygiene products or diapers,” she said before Assembly Bill 402 came up for a hearing Thursday.
Jauregui intended for her bill and Senate Bill 415 to be amended to remove a 2028 expiration date, but Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, said during the hearing that sales tax exemptions require a sunset clause.