This bill — the Pink Tax Repeal Act — would prohibit gender-based pricing of consumer products and services by making it an unfair trade practice to charge more for a version of a substantially similar product that’s marketed toward one gender. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would be responsible for enforcing violations and state attorneys general would have the authority to take civil action on behalf of wronged consumers. State attorneys general would notify the FTC in writing of civil actions undertaken.
What is House Bill H.R. 5464?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 5464
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced this bill to end gender-based price discrimination after the New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs published a study which found that women’s products cost up to 13% more than similar products for men:
“Women get hit with a double whammy: THey make less for doing the same work and they pay more for the same product or service because it’s for women. Whether it’s a pink teddy bear, deodorant from the same manufacturer, or a white laundered shirt, it’s time to say enough! Discrimination is illegal.”
This legislation has the support of 29 cosponsors, all of whom are Democrats.
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Pink Tax Repeal Act
To prohibit the pricing of consumer products and services that are substantially similar if such products or services are priced differently based on the gender of the individuals for whose use the products are intended or marketed or for whom the services are performed or offered.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Energy and CommerceIntroducedApril 10th, 2018
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