Lawmakers eye stricter tanning regulations

February 25, 2013

More states and municipalities are considering enacting laws that would restrict minors from using indoor tanning facilities.

 

More states and municipalities are considering enacting laws that would restrict minors from using indoor tanning facilities.

Legislators in North Carolina are considering a bill that would bar tanning salons from allowing customers under age 18 to access their facilities, the Associated Press reports. The current state law bars children ages 13 and younger from using tanning facilities unless the child has a prescription from a physician. Children ages 14 to 17 can use tanning beds with parental permission.

In Illinois, where minors ages 14 to 17 can use indoor tanning beds with parental permission, a proposed Senate bill would bar children under age 17 from using tanning beds, the Bucktown-WickerPark Patch reports.

Vermont and New York last year enacted laws restricting teens’ access to tanning beds.