COLUMBUS – The House Ways and Means Committee has passed State Representatives Nick Santucci (R-Howland Twp.) and Melanie Miller (R-City of Ashland) Baby Products Tax Exemption Bill.
The bill will create a sales and use tax exemption for certain baby products, including children’s diapers, car seats, cribs, strollers, baby carriers and baby monitors. The exemption will ease the financial burden on Ohio families raising children.
“Rising costs have been hammering working families for the last few years,” said Santucci. “This legislation will help ease the financial burden of baby care on new parents and help families thrive in our state. I’m pleased this legislation passed through committee and look forward to the next steps.”
Additionally, the elimination of sales tax on these products will help ensure that Ohio families have access to the essential items necessary for the health and well-being of their children.
“This is a positive step towards supporting Ohio families and improving the lives of young children with this financial relief,” said Miller. “The bill helps address financial challenges Ohioans face by investing in our families.”
The legislation will now head to the House floor for a complete vote.