Tanning bed restrictions passed in Senate

The Senate approved  21-7 a bill that revises the law governing the use of tanning facilities by minors. The bill would make it illegal for a tanning facility operator to permit a minor under 18 years of age to use tanning beds.

The bill permits a tanning facility operator to allow a person older than 14 but less than 18 years of age to use spray tanning, but only with the written authorization of a parent or legal guardian indicating consent to the use of spray tanning on the person. A tanning facility would be required to post a sign in conspicuous view near the reception area that describes these prohibitions.

The committee amended the bill to provide that:

* tanning facility operators may permit minors between 14 and 18 years of age to use spray tanning, but not a tanning bed, with the written authorization of the minor’s parent or legal guardian;

* the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services will establish regulations concerning the authorization forms for tanning for minors;

* the text of the sign that tanning facilities must display reflects the changed permissions; and

* the effective date of the law will be the first day of the sixth month after enactment.

As amended, this bill is identical to the Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill Nos. 2933/3640/2867

 

Tanning bed restrictions passed in Senate