OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 872

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF INDOOR TANNING DEVICES BY PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

SUMMARY:

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

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

25

Nay

2

(04/01/2013)