Provides that a tanning facility shall not permit the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under eighteen years of age.
BILL NUMBER: S3461
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of ultraviolet radiation devices by persons under eighteen years of age
PURPOSE : To prohibit children under eighteen years of age from using an ultraviolet radiation device
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill amends Subdivision 4 of section 3555 of the public health law, as added by chapter 573 of the laws of 2006, to prohibit a person under the age of eighteen from using an ultraviolet radiation device.
EXISTING LAW : Current law prohibits children under fourteen years of age from using an ultraviolet radiation device and requires those between the ages of fourteen and eighteen to receive parental consent before using such devices.
JUSTIFICATION : Ultraviolet tanning is a popular and common aesthetic practice. However, the Federal Trade Commission's FTC's Facts for Consumers: Indoor Tanning, clearly states that tanning indoors can be damaging to your skin. We prohibit those under eighteen from smoking and using alcohol, both of which can be detrimental to our health. why should tanning indoors be any different? Recent studies have also shown tanning addictive and prohibiting those under eighteen years of age from doing it could help prohibit a future addiction. The current law prohibits those under the age of fourteen from using a tanning bed, this law would simply extend that to include those between the ages of fourteen and eighteen.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : 30 days after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3461 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 19, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. C. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of ultra- violet radiation devices by persons under eighteen years of age THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 3555 of the public health law, as added by chapter 573 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 4. No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall permit the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under
[fourteen]EIGHTEEN years of age. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10575-01-9