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Posted: Friday, 07 March 2014 5:12AM
KS Lawmakers Looking at Teen Tanning
WICHITA - Spring is almost here. For some, it's the perfect time to get a head start on their tan. A new Kansas House bill, however, may prevent teenagers from getting a bronzed look. Kansas lawmakers are looking at barring people under 18 from using a tanning bed. Businesses that allow minors to use their tanning beds could be fined $250 for each violation.
KAKE News spoke with Rose Andrews, owner of Caribbean Sun Tanning in Andover who said, "It is sad that they have to be a certain age and if the parent wants them to tan and is OK with them tanning, then why can't they go ahead and let them do that?"
Current law allows minors to use tanning beds with parental approval. Andrews said the law, which changed a little more than three years ago, gave parents rights to control the situation. She believes parents should be responsible -- not lawmakers.
On Wednesday, the bill was re-referred to the Kansas House Committee on Health and Human Services.