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Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor

After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk.   HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a 23-12 vote. Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, said it matches new restrictions on tanning beds, which are linked to skin cancer, particularly for the young, to existing restrictions in Idaho on youngsters getting tattoos, piercings or brandings. “Thirteen and under, you just don’t do it,” Hagedorn said. “Between 14 and 18, you get parental consent. And that’s worked very well for these things; I think it’ll work very well here.”

Eye on Boise: School donations bill stalled in House

Legislation proposed by the state Board of Education to extend a popular tax credit for donations to schools has been hung up in a House committee for more than six weeks as a freshman North Idaho lawmaker pushes for amendments. Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, said she wants to more clearly require that school foundations, museum foundations and the like really pass the donations along to the schools and museums they’re formed to benefit.

Washington law bans kids, teens from tanning beds

Tanning beds in Washington are now for adults only. A state law that took effect in June prohibits people younger than 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices such as tanning booths and beds and sunlamps without a doctor’s prescription. The law aims to protect children from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Tan ban for teens?

CHICAGO – Morgan Cain scurried in and out of a dressing room at Peaches Boutique on Chicago’s Southwest Side amid a flurry of sequins and chiffon in search of the perfect dress for her senior prom. Like legions of teenage girls this time of year, she is trying to ensure she’ll have the ideal look for the big event.

Idaho tanning ban killed by state senate

BOISE – An Idaho Senate committee Thursday killed House-passed legislation that would have banned kids under age 16 from using tanning beds and required those ages 16 and 17 to get parental consent, because of the melanoma risk. Heidi Low, of the American Cancer Society, said 34 percent of Idaho girls have used tanning beds by age 17, adding that the state is “first in the nation for melanoma deaths.”

Idaho bill would restrict tanning beds to adults

BOISE – Tanning beds soon may be off limits to kids in Idaho. After two days of emotional testimony from melanoma survivors and dermatologists, a state House committee Monday approved legislation to ban minors from using tanning beds.

Idaho lawmakers look to ban kids from tanning beds

After two days of emotional testimony from melanoma survivors and dermatologists, an Idaho House committee today approved legislation to ban minors from using tanning beds in the state.