State Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover, today issued the following statement after her legislation to remove sales and use taxes for essential diapers and adult briefs failed to pass the House today:
“This vote lets down Michigan families young and old. Diapers and briefs are essential to good health and hygiene — making them a regular expense for those who need them. I fought to eliminate sales and use taxes and lower the cost of these necessary products.
“I was inspired to introduce this pro-family tax relief after the governor signed legislation to remove sales and use taxes for feminine hygiene products. Many supporters of the other plan decided to oppose a tax cut on the diapers and briefs that young families and seniors need. Some Democrats who voted no on my plan on the floor supported it in committee just last month. This disappointing flip-flop will burden families who are already paying the hefty prices of inflation.”
House Bills 5611 and 5612 would exempt children’s diapers, adult briefs, and other incontinence products from sales and use taxes. The bills would not reduce revenue deposited into the school aid fund.