H.B. 548, P.N. 596 (E.Z. TAYLOR) This would create the Tanning Facilities Act.
A tanning facility operator would be required to be licensed and registered by the Health Department. The Health Department would be able to revoke, suspend, or deny such a license for violating tanning facility regulations or upon conviction of false or similarly fraudulent advertising. The Health Department would also be able to impose an administrative fine of $1,000 or less per violation.
A tanning facility would be required to inform every customer, in writing, that repeated overexposure to tanning could lead to burns, skin cancer and premature aging that not wearing eye protection could damage eyes, and that abnormal skin sensitivity or burning could result from a mixture of tanning and certain foods, cosmetics, and medications.
A tanning facility would be required to conspicuously post a sign warning of ultraviolet radiation danger.
A tanning facility would be required to have an operator knowledgeable in correct tanning device procedures during operating hours, including providing each customer with proper protective eyewear.
A customer aged 15, 16, or 17 years of age would be required to have permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to use a tanning facility device.