Effective September 1, 2016, sales of feminine hygiene products (including sanitary napkins and tampons) are exempt from New York State and local sales tax. The legislation was enacted after the commencement of a lawsuit by five women seeking class action status who claimed, among other things, that the imposition of sales tax on such products violated their equal protection rights under the U.S. and New York State Constitutions. Ch. 99, Laws of 2016; Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products, Technical Memorandum, TSB-M-16(6)S (N.Y.S. Dep’t of Taxation & Fin., Aug. 1, 2016); Margo Seibert, et al. v. New York State Dep’t of Taxation & Fin., et al., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty., Mar. 3, 2016).