INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Shelli Yoder (D-Bloomington) released the following statement on Senate Bill 256 being amended to eliminate the tax on menstrual discharge collection devices: 

“This is incredible! This year, like last year, I introduced legislation to eliminate the unconstitutional and unjust tax on period products. No person should be blocked from going to work, school and engaging in society because they cannot access an essential health item.  

“This tax is truly an extra burden on families who are already struggling to make ends meet and are sometimes forced into situations where they have to choose to buy food, gas or other essential items over menstrual discharge collection devices. Thank you to Representative Mayfield for introducing this amendment and bringing us one step closer to ending period poverty. ”