House To Vote On Indoor Tanning Prohibition For Minors

Mar 1, 2015

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On Wednesday members of the House will vote on a bill that prohibits minors from using tanning facilities. 

The bill requires indoor tanning operators to obtain proof that customers are over the age of 18. They would also have to sign a consent form acknowledging the risks of indoor tanning.

The American Pediatric Association and the World Health Organization’s Cancer research agency have recommended the measure. It’s already law in nine other states and the District of Columbia.

Meanwhile, opponents argue prohibiting minors from using tanning salons is anti-business, and letting minors tan should be up to parents, not the state.