(Ohio) – Ohio legislators are considering a bill designed to make it easier for families to afford childcare products that they need.
House Bill 118 is currently in the Ohio House of Representatives and would remove the state sales and use tax from some childcare products. Products that would be impacted include diapers, car seats, cribs, and strollers.
Supporters of the bill cite other states that have already passed similar legislation. They argue by exempting these products from the sales and use tax would remove some of the burden of inflation from families. Additionally, some note this could also be an incentive for new families to move to Ohio to raise their children.
House Bill 118 has received testimony in support of passage from several organizations including the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the March of Dimes.
The bill is expected now to be considered by the Houe Ways and Means Committee.