WV Senate Supports Restrictions on Teen Tanners

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Things may get slightly more complicated for teens seeking the perfect tan at one of West Virginia's indoor tanning facilities.

The state Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a bill that would require teens under 18 to get written permission from their parents before visiting tanning salons. They'd also have to don protective eyewear before soaking up the ultraviolet rays.

The bill would require teens younger than 14 to actually bring a parent with them to the salon.

The Indoor Tanning Association, an industry lobbying group, supports the bill. The group says most tanning facilities already require minors to obtain parental consent.

The bill now goes to the House of Delegates.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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