South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4717

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Matthews, Clyburn, B. Newton, Brawley, Pendarvis, Cobb-Hunter and Wheeler
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15608vr20.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 943

Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: Female Health and Wellness Act

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  11/20/2019  House   Prefiled
  11/20/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
   1/14/2020  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 76)
   1/14/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 76)
   1/15/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cobb-Hunter, 
                        Wheeler

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

11/20/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "FEMALE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 139 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO DEFINE "FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS" AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS ARE EXEMPT FROM SALES TAXES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    This act may be cited as the "Female Health and Wellness Act".

SECTION 2.    Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 139

Female Health and Wellness

    Section 44-139-10.    (A)    For purposes of this section, 'feminine hygiene products' means tampons, sanitary napkins, and other similar personal care items for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.

    (B)    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the sale of feminine hygiene products are exempt from all state and local sales and use taxes."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect July 1, 2020.

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