DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa House committee has approved legislation that would exempt the sale of honey bees from certain taxes, though one lawmaker questioned the point of the bill.

The Ways and Means Committee voted 22-1 Tuesday for the bill, which would exempt the sale of honey bees from the state’s sales tax and use tax, which is at a 6 percent rate. The bill now heads to the full House.

A sales tax is paid to the state for the sale of goods and services.

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