NJ Senate panel approves teen indoor-tanning ban

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

June 18, 2012 3:22:08 PM PDT
Legislation limiting teens' access to indoor tanning has been approved by a New Jersey Senate panel, but not without significant changes from a measure the Assembly approved last month.

The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee approved the measure Monday.

Its version bans indoor tanning by anyone under 16, while 16- and 17-year olds could tan as long as a parent is present when the tanning sessions are purchased. It also prohibits children tanning on consecutive days, increase fines ten-fold and allows for license suspension for repeat violations.

The Assembly approved legislation last month that bars anyone under 18 from using indoor tanning beds.

The state now bars anyone under 14 from using tanning beds. Written parental consent is needed for those 14 to 17.

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