HB 22-1055 (Lontine & Herod/Jaquez Lewis & Winter) Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products

Originally Posted: January 28, 2022
Last Updated: April 8, 2022

Summary

This bill would create a state sales tax exemption for infant and adult diapers and period products.  

Position

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill. In Colorado, necessities such as food are not taxed. Diapers and period products are necessities, yet, many consumers struggle to afford these products and also must currently pay sales tax when purchasing them. Along with that, the regressive nature of sales taxes means that households with lower incomes will spend a larger percentage of their income on these taxed items. State sales taxes on diapers and period products put these essentials further out of reach for many Coloradans.  

Current Status

The bill passed out of the Senate Finance Committee and now heads to Appropriations.

Previous Statuses


March 25, 2022

The bill passed out of the House on a bipartisan vote of 50-13 and heads to the Senate, where it is assigned to be heard in the Senate Finance Committee.

February 21, 2022

The bill passed out of the House Finance committee and now heads to House Appropriations.  

January 28, 2022

Introduced and assigned to the House Finance Committee.