Tanning bill passed in state legislature

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Updated: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:51 CST

Teens looking to tan indoors will need their parent's permission. Lawmakers passed LB 132, with a 40 to 1 vote today. The bill, introduced by Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist, requires teens under the age of 16 to have a parent's consent to use sun lamps, tanning booths, or tanning beds. It also promises the minor will wear protective eyewear.

Salons must post warning signs of ultra violet radiation and overexposure. Salon owners could be fined up to 100 dollars for not complying. Nordquist said he introduced the bill to lower the risk of skin cancer among young adults.