The Illinois Senate is considering legislation to exempt feminine hygiene and incontinence products from the state sales tax.
Lawmakers passed the measure out of committee yesterday.
Democrat Melinda Bush calls it an unfair tax on women and seniors, who frequently buy these items.
"They're spending hundreds of dollars every couple weeks on the products. You can imagine if you're in Chicago where it's 10.25 percent. I mean, literally, these are utility bills for our seniors,” Bush said.