State Senate bars minors from tanning beds


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Publish Time: NOW Intro Text:  The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would prohibit anyone under age 18 from going to tanning salons. Web Dateline: CHARLESTON, W.Va. --   For Print  
@bod: (AP) -- The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would prohibit anyone under age 18 from going to tanning salons. The bill passed Monday also requires anyone who goes to a tanning salon to sign a consent form warning them that using tanning beds can cause cancer and other health risks. Penalties for violations range from $500 for a first offense to as much as $5,000, a year in jail and loss of business license for a third offense. Tanning salons would be required to register with local boards of health and would be subject to annual safety and sanitation inspections.
The bill passed 26-8, with five Republicans and three Democrats voting against it.        
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