April 12, 2013
March 18, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits minors from using tanning facilities.
Prohibits an individual under the age of 18 from using a tanning device (Sec. 3).
Requires all customers at a tanning facility to present proof of age with a government-issued identification containing the date of birth and photograph of the individual before using a tanning device (Sec. 3).
Requires the tanning facility to provide every customer a consent form that includes a warning of the health issues related to the use of tanning devices (Sec. 3).
Requires every tanning facility to obtain a business registration certificate and register with the local board of health to conduct annual inspections, effective July 1, 2014 (Sec. 2).
Classifies the owner of a tanning facility who does not obtain a business registration certificate, register with the local board of health, or request an inspection as guilty of a misdemeanor with the following penalties (Sec. 6):
$500 fine for first offense;
Up to $2,000 fine and/or jail time up to 1 year for second offense;
Up to $5,000 fine and/or jail time up to 1 year for third offense; and
Suspension of the owner’s business registration certificate for third or subsequent offense.