Tanning Bill Gets Lighter

Teens might be able to avoid the dread of a pasty-white prom after a bill that would have barred them from tanning salons was amended to just require parental consent. From the Denver Post:

A proposal to ban minors from using tanning salons without a doctor’s prescription faded out today when lawmakers instead voted to require notarized parental permission.

Sen. Bob Hagedorn, D-Aurora, amended his bill after realizing he did not have the votes to pass it.

The new version would require the state board of health to create a form explaining the cancer risks linked to tanning. Parents of children under 18 would have to sign the form at the tanning salon or have it notarized.

Tanning parlors caught letting a teen tan without parental permission would have to pay a $200 fine, and anyone who forged a signature could be charged with a misdemeanor.