California Lawmakers Push Ban to Stop Teens from Tanning

04/29/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Sacramento, CA — California lawmakers are trying to ban teenagers from tanning at indoor tanning salons all together, following new surveys that show teens are tanning more than ever, reported CBS 13.

Teens under the age of 18 years are already required to have parental permission to use tanning salons, while minors under 14 are banned altogether. Senate Bill 746 is trying to ban everyone under the age of 18 from using the tanning beds.

“The World Health Organization in 2009 elevated tanning beds to a level one carcinogen,” the sponsor of the bill Senator Ted W. Lieu said. “We simply believe parents should not be able to consent for their children to go ahead and have this damage done to their skin.”

Tanning salon owners, who are obviously against the ban, believe is just another way for our government to get involved in our personal lives.

The Senate bill will be voted on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California government lawyers.

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