SB 746

NBC-TV LOS ANGELES - California Teens May Be Banned From Tanning Beds

September 30, 2011

Teenagers in the Golden State may stop looking so golden this winter if Gov. Jerry Brown approves legislation that would bar anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.

Senate Bill 746, authored by Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), was passed by the state senate earlier this month and is awaiting Brown’s approval. If enacted, the law would take effect Jan. 1, 2012.

NBC-TV SAN DIEGO: Gov. May Bar Minors From Tanning Beds

September 29, 2011
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Bill has support from cancer groups, opposed by tanning companies
By Lauren Steussy
Teenagers around the country may be a little paler this winter if Gov. Jerry Brown approves legislation that would bar anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.

Senate Bill 746, authored by Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), was passed by the state senate earlier this month and is awaiting Brown’s approval. If enacted, the policy would take effect Jan. 1 2012.

Bill To Ban Minors From Visiting Tanning Salons Awaits Brown's Decision

September 29, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill (SB 746), by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), that would bar people younger than age 18 from visiting indoor tanning salons, Capitol Weekly reports.

Brown has until Oct. 9 to act on the measure. If it is approved, the bill would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, and make California the first state in the U.S. with such a ban, according to Lieu's office.

Teens’ indoor tanning gets once-over from governor

September 29, 2011

By John Howard
Getting a good-looking tan is as much a part of the California culture as hot cars, especially for teen-agers, but a bill awaiting Gov. Brown’s action would turn off the indoor tanning salon lights for anyone under 18.

Medical authorities generally agree that the salons can put people at risk for skin cancers and related maladies – an issue somewhat familiar to Brown, who under went surgery in April to have a cancerous growth removed from his nose.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Letter to the Editor: Indoor tanning; Deadly serious

September 23, 2011

As human activities go, indoor tanning is often dismissed as simply recreational or cosmetic, and so there might be a tendency to regard its effects as similarly incidental or nonserious.

However, the evidence keeps mounting for a correlation between the rise in melanoma among young women and use of indoor tanning beds, so it is worrisome that The Chronicle would trivialize a bill (SB 746) that could significantly reduce the number of new melanoma cases in California (“Bills, bills, bills,” Editorial, Sept.20).

MEDICALNEWS.Com: Katianna Nightingale urges Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Tanning Bill SB746

September 23, 2011


LOS ANGELES – Ms. Katianna Nightingale, President of Aqua Tan Inc. in her fight against cancer causing tanning beds reaches out to Gov. Jerry Brown, at a recent press conference, to sign Tanning Bill SB746.

Ms. Nightingale spoke at this press conference with Senator Ted Lieu and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign SB 746 that protects minors from tanning bed dangers. Ms. Nightingale who previously used tanning beds frequently, is a melanoma survivor and knows first-hand the hidden dangers of these machines.

Sacramento Bee's Capitol Alert: The state Senate today approved a measure aimed at keeping children under 18 years of age from using indoor tanning beds.

September 02, 2011

A bill to ban the use of tanning beds for Californians who are 18 or under is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown after winning final approval in the Legislature.

Senate Bill 746, by Democratic Sen. Ted Lieu, would make California the first state in the nation to ban minors from fake baking under the ultraviolet bulbs. Amendments to the bill were approved by the state Senate today on a vote of 24-12.

Torrance Daily Breeze/Long Beach Press-Telegram: Senate: Sen. Lieu's tanning bed bill goes to governor

September 02, 2011

The state Senate today approved a measure aimed at keeping children under 18 years of age from using indoor tanning beds.

The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown. If signed, the law would go into effect Jan. 1, making California the first state in the nation to have such a ban.

The measure, written by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, aims to replace a current law that requires youths between 14 and 17 to get permission from a parent or guardian to use the ultra-violet machines.

Associated Press: Bill banning teens' use of tanning beds approved

September 02, 2011

California could become the first state to make it illegal for teenagers under age 18 to use tanning beds if Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation sent to him by the state Senate.

Sen. Ted Lieu, the bill's author, says 30 other states have some restrictions but that California would be the first to set the higher age limit.

Texas bans use by teenagers under 16, while California already makes it illegal for those 14 and under. Californians age 15 to 17 can use tanning beds, but only with their parents' permission.

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