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AB-66 Sales and use taxes: exemption: diapers.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 6363.12 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

 (a) There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, diapers designed, manufactured, processed, fabricated, or packaged for use by infants, toddlers, and children.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2022. This section shall become inoperative on January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.
SEC. 2.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to apply the requirements of Section 41 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to this act.
(b) With respect to Section 6363.12 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, as added by this act, the Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) The specific goals, purposes, and objectives of this act are as follows:
(A) To correctly treat diapers as necessary health products under the sales and use tax laws, which exempt items deemed “necessities of life,” such as food and medicine.
(B) To promote public health by expanding access to diapers, which, if left on a child when dirty, can cause painful diaper rash, blisters, skin infections, and infections.
(2) (A) To measure the goals set forth in paragraph (1), the Legislative Analyst’s Office shall review the effectiveness of the tax exemption and may request information from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and any other relevant state government entity.
(B) On or before January 1, 2026, the Legislative Analyst’s Office shall submit a report, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, of the review completed pursuant to subparagraph (A) to the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. The report shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(i) A recommendation on whether the exemption should be modified, extended, or allowed to become inoperative.
(ii) An assessment on whether more targeted approaches to providing families in need with adequate access to diapers are available.
(C) The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and any other relevant state government entity shall provide to the Legislative Analyst’s Office any data requested by the Legislative Analyst’s Office pursuant to this paragraph.
SEC. 3.
 Notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made by this act and the state shall not reimburse any local agency for any sales and use tax revenues lost by it under this act.
SEC. 4.
 This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.