OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF INDOOR TANNING DEVICES BY PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
This bill prohibits tanning facility operators from allowing anyone under age 18 to use tanning devices (i.e., equipment emitting radiation used for tanning, such as a sunlamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed emitting ultraviolet radiation, and accompanying equipment, such as timers or handrails).
Current law prohibits these operators from allowing anyone under age 16 to use a tanning device without the parent's or guardian's written consent. The bill does not include an exception for parental or guardian consent.
The law, unchanged by the bill, imposes a fine of up to $100 on a facility operator who violates the underage provision.
By law, a “tanning facility” is any place where a tanning device is used for a fee, membership dues, or other compensation.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013
Public Health Committee
Joint Favorable Substitute