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WHY ISN'T SAFETY GEAR ALSO TAX-EXEMPT?

I am writing about the temporary sales-tax exemption on clothing and footwear. Looking the list over carefully, I noticed quite a few items that were ridiculously placed under the exempt category. To name only a few: garters and garter belts, golf shoes and sports clothing.

Although lawmakers have made it mandatory for us to wear a helmet when biking, riding an ATV or playing a certain sport -- which we all appreciate the importance of -- safety equipment such as mitts, helmets and pads is not tax-exempt.

Where is the logic in this?

Charlene Zylinski
Springville

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