INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The perfect tan before prom might be
harder for some minors to get if some Indiana lawmakers have their way.
A bill that would ban those youths from using beds at tanning salons
passed 30-17 Thursday afternoon in the state Senate. Children under 16 can
now use the beds if a parent is present.
Those between age 16 and 18 could tan alone if a parent or guardian gives
Before becoming law, the bill first must pass through the House and be
signed by the governor. The bill would go into effect immediately.
Sen. Jim Smith of Charlestown voted against the bill. He questioned why it
does not restrict minors from tanning at in-home beds and whether
responsibility falls on the state or parents.