ST. PAUL, Minn. – A bill that would establish an age limit on the use of tanning equipment has made the Senate Floor.
The bill would prohibit minors from using indoor tanning facilities and would require proprietors to hang signage to that effect.
The bill was written in response to the incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, more than doubling since 1995 among young women.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 2.3 million teens ages 13 to 17 tan indoors annually. There are currently 36 states that regulate indoor tanning of minors and two states that have banned indoor tanning for people 18 and under.