SB 746

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Oregon lawmakers advance ban on young teen tanning

March 07, 2013

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.

Those who support such a ban say the need is obvious. "Tanning booths, like cigarettes, cause cancer and should be off-limits to teenagers," said Dr. Brian Druker, the director of the Oregon Health and Science University's Knight Cancer Institute.

Sen. Ted W. Lieu urges Federal Trade Commission to order ‘shell’ tanning group to stop misleading public about skin cancer

February 06, 2013
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SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance, author of California’s first-in-the-nation law banning youths under age 18 from using indoor tanning beds, today released a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to order a ‘shell’ group to halt its false statements on the dangers of indoor tanning. 

GUEST PRESS RELEASE - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY: Sen. Ted W. Lieu to be presented with Distinguished Service Award

March 16, 2012

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) will honor California State Sen. Ted W. Lieu with its Distinguished Service Award during its 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

The award recognizes non-physicians who have advanced the goals of the Academy through efforts that are beyond the ordinary and added something of distinct and unusual value to the Academy. In the 20 years of its existence, the award previously has been bestowed only eight times.

STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: Time for teens to stop tanning?

March 13, 2012

By Emily Hite

As of January 1, minors in the Golden State are banned from indoor UV tanning. California is the first in the nation to restrict this artificial bronzing process for those 18-years-old and under, and 18 states are now considering a similar ban.

CAPRADIO: New Law: No More Indoor Tans for California Minors

January 02, 2012

The new year will make California the first state in the nation to ban indoor tanning for all minors.

An agency of the World Health Organization calls tanning beds carcinogenic.

The link between ultraviolet rays and deadly skin cancer is part of why Samantha Guild of Aim at Melanoma supported the bill. She says in terms of sheer numbers, California's new melanoma cases are the highest in the nation. 

HERMOSABEACHPATCH.Com: New Laws With Links to Local District

December 31, 2011


Did you know a number of state laws that go into effect in the new year were introduced by either State Sen. Ted Lieu or Assemblywoman Betsy Butler?

From tanning beds to baby bottles, some of the new California laws that go into effect Sunday were authored by State Sen. Ted Lieu or Assemblywoman Betsy Butler—who both represent Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey and surrounding communities in their districts.

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS: No more tanning booths for teens

January 01, 2012

Hundreds of new state laws take effect Jan. 1

Caffeinated beers like Four Loko won’t be allowed on California shelves, puppies can no longer be sold on the side of the road and teens who use tanning booths will have to find another way to get the bronzed looks they crave, as several hundred new state laws take effect Sunday.

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