Under PA Proposal, Tan Banned Unless Parents A Fan

On the tanning bed

HARRISBURG PA — A proposed Pennsylvania bill that would require teenagers to get a parent’s permission before using tanning facilities has a national trade group arguing such a ban is unnecessary, The Pennsylvania Independent online news service reported Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011).

“We support parental involvement, but the state does not have to do this. It is already a common practice that most (tanning) businesses do already,” said John Overstreet, executive director of the Indoor Tanning Association, which nationally represents tanning salons as well as manufacturers and distributors of tanning beds.

Senate Bill 349 limits access and adds a “layer of taxes, fees and regulations,” Overstreet claimed. The bill unanimously passed the Senate Appropriations Committee this week and moves to the state Senate for a vote.

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