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Washington Senate OKs bill exempting menstrual products from sales tax

Under the bill products that are exempt from the tax include sanitary napkins, tampons, menstrual cups, or any other similar menstrual product.

Editor's note: The above video previously aired on KING 5 in 2018 when Seattle was considering getting rid of the tampon tax.

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington Senate on Saturday unanimously passed a measure that exempts feminine hygiene products from the state's sales and use tax. 

The measure now heads to the House for consideration.  

Under the bill products that are exempt from the tax include sanitary napkins, tampons, menstrual cups, or any other similar menstrual product. 

Washington is currently among 31 states that still tax menstrual products, according to Period Equity, a nonprofit group that is campaigning to end the so-called “tampon tax” in states. 

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