South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 943

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Senn, Shealy, M.B. Matthews and McLeod
Document Path: l:\s-res\ss\023femi.kmm.ss.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4717

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/11/2019  Senate  Prefiled
  12/11/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance
   1/14/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 50)
   1/14/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 50)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2019

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A BILL

TO ENACT THE "FEMALE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACT", TO AMEND TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH, BY ADDING CHAPTER 139, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS IS EXEMPT FROM SALES TAXES; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

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 the purposes of this section, 'feminine hygiene products' means tampons, sanitary napkins, and other similar personal care items for use in connection with menstrual cycles.

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

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

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