Senate OKs banning minors from tanning beds

Senate OKs banning minors from tanning beds

Senate OKs banning minors from tanning beds

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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 10:55 AM

SALEM -- The Oregon Senate has voted for a bill that would ban young people under 18 from tanning beds. The vote Monday was 17-11.

The bill contains two exceptions. Young people who have doctor's notes could use the tanning beds, and the Senate amended the bill to allow 17-year-olds to use them with their parents' permission.

The amended bill goes back to the House for a vote. Proponents say the bill will help prevent melanoma caused by exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.

Opponents say it will drive teens to use at-home tanning lamps, which are unregulated.

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