‘Diaper Bill’ gaining support in legislature


By Hunter J. Lovell, LSU Manship School News Service

Louisiana lawmakers signaled support for legislation that would exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products, including tampons, from state sales tax. The so-called “tampon tax” or “diaper bill” is back on the radar.

The bills were filed by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, who received a lot of pushback in 2017 when he introduced similar proposals. Both bills — one to exempt the products from state tax and the other to give local government the option to exempt them from local taxes — are co-sponsored by Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans.