JLGO SPAC Helps Advocate for Eliminating “Tampon Tax”

The Junior League of Greater Orlando joined the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee in advocating for the elimination of the “tampon tax” in Florida this past legislative session. This initiative, introduced by Senator Kathleen Passidomo and Representative Katie Edwards, aimed to make feminine hygiene products tax exempt like other common household remedies. We are pleased to announce that Governor Scott signed HB 7109 on taxation into law, which included the feminine hygiene exemption. “We were proud to support this common sense legislation, and are thrilled that women in Florida will benefit from it, particularly those living paycheck to paycheck, or in poverty, where every cent counts,” said Traci Deen, JLGO’s Public Affairs Chair. Items like tampons and menstrual pads will be tax exempt beginning January 2018.