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Female inmates will now get basic hygiene products such as pads and tampons for free after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed 38 bills, including a controversial measure that will make it harder for groups and citizens to put proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. 

Complaints about incarcerated women being denied basic hygiene products like pads and tampons has caught the attention of state lawmakers. Now Florida is poised to approve a bill making those products and others available to women at no cost.

A bill giving a tax exemption on diapers and feminine hygiene products has cleared its first Florida Senate committee.

Most states tax feminine hygiene products as “luxury items.” But state lawmakers across the U.S., including in Florida, are introducing so-called “tampon tax” legislation.

State Senator Proposes ‘Tampon Tax’ Exemption

Dec 16, 2016

A Senate Republican on Thursday filed a proposal that would create a sales-tax exemption on the sale of feminine hygiene products — part of a broader move in states to end what has become known as the "tampon tax."

Bill Seeks Repeal Of Florida’s ‘Tampon Tax’

Nov 30, 2016

Following the lead of other states, a South Florida House member filed a proposal Tuesday to create a sales-tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.