TALLAHASSEE - A bill making diapers tax-free in the state of Florida has been approved.
SB 246 was approved on the last day of the 2022 Legislative Session.
Sen. Lauren Book, D-Fla., who filed the legislation, celebrated the passage in a tweet on Monday.
"Since I was elected to the@FLSenate in 2016, I have been fighting to eliminate the diaper tax for Florida’s families. After years of hard work, I am proud to share that the 2022 state budget - as approved today - finally includes the removal of the sales tax on diapers."
According to WPTV, items included in the tax exemption include:
- Single-use diapers and reusable diapers
- Reusable diaper inserts
- Clothing and shoes for children ages 5 or younger.
The bill goes into effect July 1, 2022. It's expected to last one year.