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.