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Bill to eliminate sales tax on tampons dies along with criminalizing flamethrowers

Posted at 7:56 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 19:56:14-05

RICHMOND, Va - Tuesday marked a significant day for some bills in the General Assembly. It was crossover day; it's when the junkyard of well-intentioned and sometimes really interesting bills continues to grow.

A bill that would have criminalized buying, owning, or transporting a flamethrower was shot down.

A bill to add use of vapor products or e-cigarettes in restaurants and bars was set aside.

The House decided to pass on a bill that would have eliminated the sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins.

There were two widely publicized texting and driving restrictions, one to outlaw texting at stop signs and one to ban looking at your phone in the car.

Those both didn't make it either.

Watch the video above to hear people’s reactions to the bills that died.