Debbie Buckner

Debbie Buckner

A bill pre-filed in the Georgia state house could make certain feminine hygiene products exempt from a state sales tax.

Current state law means the purchase of products like tampons also carry the state’s 4 percent sales tax.

But advocacy groups like Georgia STOMP, Stop Tax on Menstrual Products, say that amounts to an unfair tax on women.

Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City) has pre-filed a measure in the state house that would make those products exempt from the tax.

Buckner proposed a similar measure during the last legislative session. It never went up for a vote.

If the bill passes, Georgia would join 15 other states who have an exemption.