Tanning ban for minors in La. nears final passage
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Both the House and Senate have agreed to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana from using a tanning bed.
The Senate voted 37-0 Wednesday to support the House-backed measure. The bill by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, is one step from final passage, needing House approval of a technical change.
Supporters say the ban would lower risks of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds.
At least five states — California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas and Vermont — ban the use of tanning beds for minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.