Proposed legislation would ban Utah minors from tanning beds

Posted at 11:59 PM, Jan 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-23 19:06:19-05

It could soon be illegal for teens to use commercial tanning beds if a newly proposed bill passes this legislative session.

As it is now, parents have to sign a form saying the understand the potential risk of tanning for minors.

Five years ago Senator Pat Jones pushed for parental consent, but now she says it is not enough. Her legislation would outlaw tanning for those 18 and younger. Many salons say the ban wouldn’t hurt their business because most of their clientele are adults.

California has a similiar law, several other state are considering tanning bans. The legislative session begins January 23rd.