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Georgia state legislature reconsidering tax on feminine hygiene products

In the state of Georgia, there is a 4 percent sales tax for feminine hygiene products tacked on to your county’s tax. State representative Debbie Buckner, a Junction City Democrat, is sponsoring the bill to remove the tax.


At Walgreens Pharmacy on Gray Highway, there's an entire aisle of the stuff women try to hide at the bottom of their cart.

“I normally have to buy them in bulk because they're so expensive,” said Shamira Brantly.

“It's a necessity that we need,” said Norma Coleman.

Women say even with coupons and deals, they spend hundreds of dollars a year for their periods.

In the state of Georgia, there is a 4 percent sales tax for feminine hygiene products tacked on to your county’s tax.

The interest, the concern, and the feelings of unfairness have gotten stronger

State representative Debbie Buckner, a Junction City Democrat, is sponsoring the bill to remove the tax.

She estimates the tax brings in $8 million to $10 million a year for the state of Georgia.

Buckner says she working with women's advocacy groups like STOMP to spread the message.

STOMP, which stands for Stop Tax on Menstrual Products, is helping to help promote the bill here in Central Georgia.

What do the guys think?

“Anything for the ladies during that time to make them happy, I guess,” said Aaron Adams.

“It could save men and women some money because we got to step up and buy it for the women as well,” said Corey Boone.

If the bill passes, Georgia could join 15 other states who already have an exemption.

The proposal is scheduled to be considered during the General Assembly's 2019 session, which starts on January 14th.