Pennsylvania's Indoor Tanning Regulation
PA Senator Pat Browne with eight cosponsors recently introduced PA Senate Bill 909 which would prohibit the use of indoor tanning facilities for those under the age of 18. This will replace the legislation from May 6, 2014, Act 41 of 2014 which prohibits use of tanning facilities by minors under the age of 17, and requires parental consent for 17-year-olds.
It also requires:
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, every year nearly 2.3 million American teenagers visit tanning salons. In addition, a study published in the International Journal of Cancer in May 2011 determined that for young people diagnosed with melanoma between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, 76 percent were attributable to indoor tanning bed use.
Prior Authorization Reform- HB 1194
State Rep. Steven Mentzer recently circulated a co-sponsorship memo to all members of the House about a prior authorization bill he plans to introduce soon (House Bill 1194). Urge your State Representative to co-sponsor this important legislation. If your State Representative is Rep. Mentzer, thank him for his efforts to reform prior authorization in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Mentzer's proposal would:
Access to Sun Protection in Schools- HB 1228
On October 17, 2018, House Bill 1228, which aims to increase access to sun protection in schools, received final passage in the Senate with a vote of 49-0. The bill was signed into law by the governor on October 24, 2018.
This legislation ensures the following:
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The PAD would like to thank Representative Hal English for sponsoring this legislation.
Organizations that Support Indoor Tanning Legislation