Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 66 -- Tanning Facilities

Sponsor:  Reynolds

This bill requires all tanning facilities to be licensed by the
Department of Economic Development.  The Division of
Professional Registration will promulgate rules and regulations
pertaining to the operation of tanning facilities.

The bill defines tanning facilities, tanning devices, and photo
therapy devices.

Warning statements must be given to every customer prior to use
of any device in a tanning facility.  Tanning facilities are
also required to post signs warning of ultraviolet radiation and
the long-term effects to the human body caused by ultraviolet

The bill requires tanning facilities to have operators on duty
who are knowledgeable of the operation of tanning equipment on
the premises.  Facilities must provide customers with eye
protection; show customers all physical aids within the
facility; use accurate timers on all devices; limit exposure to
that recommended by the manufacturer; and maintain the
facility's interior temperature.

All customers must sign a written statement that they have read
and understand all warnings presented by the facility before
being allowed to use any device within the facility.  All
persons between the ages of 14 and 18 must provide the operator
of the facility with a written statement from a parent or
guardian saying that they understand all warnings given by the
facility before being allowed to use any devices in the facility.

The bill requires the division to promulgate rules pertaining to
hygienic practices and sanitary operations of tanning facilities.

The bill also creates the Tanning Facility Fund.  Money placed
in the fund will be used for the purpose of administering the
operations incurred by the division.

Violation of any provision of the bill is a class C misdemeanor.

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