Retail Sales and Use Tax; reduced rate on essential personal hygiene products. (SB1715)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax; reduced rate on essential personal hygiene products. Applies the reduced state sales and use tax rate of 1.5%, which under current law applies only to food purchased for human consumption, to essential personal hygiene products, defined in the bill as (i) nondurable incontinence products such as diapers, disposable undergarments, pads, and bed sheets; and (ii) menstrual cups and pads, pantyliners, sanitary napkins, tampons, and other products used to absorb or contain menstrual flow. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. This bill is identical to HB 2540. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104566D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715)
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1715E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19104566D-E
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2019Passed by for the day
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1715E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19104566D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/05/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715E)
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106474D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Passed House
02/11/2019Passed by for the day
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106474D-H1
02/12/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1715H1
02/12/2019Passed House with substitute Block Vote (97-Y 1-N)
02/12/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/13/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House insisted on substitute
02/13/2019House requested conference committee
02/13/2019Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/13/2019Senators: Boysko, Howell, Dunnavant
02/13/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/13/2019Delegates: Byron, Ransone, Kory
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1715ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1715ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 1/1/20)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2194.