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House KOs 15 & Under Tanning Ban

The House has voted down legislation that it passed last year, to ban kids age 15 and younger from using artificial tanning beds in commercial salons, and require parental consent for those ages 16 or 17. The bill failed on a 25-43 vote. “If a high school student comes to school with a tan, is that high school student immediately sent to the principal’s office and asked where’d you get the tan?” asked Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Nampa. “I really think that there’s a personal responsibility here, and I think we’re really overstretching”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: The Idaho Freedom Foundation tweeted that this vote is a victory for parents' rights. Do you agree?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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