Senate File 36 - Introduced SENATE FILE 36 BY PETERSEN A BILL FOR An Act exempting the sale of period products and diapers from 1 the sales tax. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1753XS (3) 89 jm/jh
S.F. 36 Section 1. Section 423.3, subsection 68, paragraph c, 1 subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (a), Code 2021, is 2 amended to read as follows: 3 (a) “Clothing” includes but is not limited to the 4 following: aprons, household and shop; athletic supporters; 5 baby receiving blankets; bathing suits and caps; beach capes 6 and coats; belts and suspenders; boots; coats and jackets; 7 costumes; diapers (children and adults, including disposable 8 diapers); earmuffs; footlets; formal wear; garters and garter 9 belts; girdles; gloves and mittens for general use; hats 10 and caps; hosiery; insoles for shoes; lab coats; neckties; 11 overshoes; pantyhose; rainwear; rubber pants; sandals; 12 scarves; shoes and shoelaces; slippers; sneakers; socks and 13 stockings; steel-toed shoes; underwear; uniforms, athletic and 14 nonathletic; and wedding apparel. 15 Sec. 2. Section 423.3, Code 2021, is amended by adding the 16 following new subsections: 17 NEW SUBSECTION . 107. The sales price from the sale of 18 period products. For purposes of this subsection, “period 19 products” means sanitary napkins or pads, tampons, menstrual 20 cups, or other similar items used in connection with the 21 menstrual cycle. 22 NEW SUBSECTION . 108. The sales price from the sale of a 23 child or adult diaper, whether cloth or disposable. 24 EXPLANATION 25 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 26 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 27 This bill exempts the sale of period products, as defined in 28 the bill, from the sales tax. The bill also exempts the sale of 29 child and adult diapers, whether cloth or disposable. 30 The bill makes a conforming amendment in Code section 31 423.3(68)(c)(1)(a) by striking a reference to child and adult 32 diapers that relates to the tax-free holiday. 33 By operation of Code section 423.6, an item exempt from the 34 imposition of the sales tax is also exempt from the use tax 35 -1- LSB 1753XS (3) 89 jm/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 36 imposed in Code section 423.5. 1 -2- LSB 1753XS (3) 89 jm/jh 2/ 2