TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – With little discussion, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would provide a sales-tax exemption for diapers and incontinence products.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Sam Remains Major Category 4 Hurricane Heading North As We Watch Two More Systems In Atlantic
The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously supported the proposal (SB 60), sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine.
The bill is filed for consideration during the legislative session that will start March 5 and, if passed, would take effect in January 2020. Under the proposal, shoppers could avoid paying sales taxes on diapers, incontinence undergarments, incontinence pads and incontinence liners.READ MORE: ⚠️ Warning: Major Traffic Shift Coming For I-395 Ramp To I-95
State analysts have not estimated the overall tax impact of the proposal, according to a Senate staff analysis.
“Individuals will see a reduction in the cost of purchasing diapers and incontinence products,” the analysis said. “Daycare providers, diaper service providers, hospitals and other businesses will also see a reduction in the cost of diapers and incontinence products.”MORE NEWS: 'Please Return Stewie': Miami Springs Family Pleads For Return Of Missing Blind, Deaf Elderly Dog
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