Proposed exemptions for essential items such as tampons and diapers are sweeping the globe and the nation. Many states, including California, have considered or are considering them this session. In addition to Illinois, the following states have enacted exemptions:
- New York (feminine hygiene products), September 1, 2016
- Connecticut (diapers, feminine hygiene products), July 2018
Read more about taxing and exempting essentials here.