SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California lawmakers have revised their proposals to exempt
feminine hygiene products and diapers from sales taxes after the governor vetoed them last year.
Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego and Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens said
Thursday they're introducing a bill that would fund their proposed sales tax exemptions with
increased liquor taxes.
The exemptions were proposed last year without a way to replace the revenue that would be lost. Gov.
Jerry Brown said he vetoed them because they would have reduced state revenue.
California law exempts some necessities including food and prescription medicines from sales taxes.
The assemblywomen say tampons, pads and diapers are also necessities that should not be taxed.
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