Ky. House Passes Bill to Ban Minors from Tanning Beds

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky House has passed a measure aimed at blocking minors from using tanning beds.

The measure cleared the House on a 61-31 vote Monday. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

The bill is sponsored by Democratic Rep. David Watkins of Henderson. He cites rising rates of skin cancer, especially among young women, as the reason for his proposal to keep people under age 18 from becoming customers at tanning facilities.

The bill would make exceptions for minors who have been prescribed the use of tanning beds by physicians.


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