SB 482 Regulates tanning facilities
Sponsor: Ridgeway
LR Number: 1934S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/2/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S442
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 482 - This act requires that tanning facilities be licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Tanning facilities are also required to provide written warnings to customers, post warning signs, have an operator present to assist customers in the proper use of the tanning devices, provide customers with protective eyewear, show customers how to use physical aids at the facility, use accurate timers on all devices, maintain remote control timers, maintain a manual control that allows the customer to terminate the lamps, limit a customer's time to the maximum recommended by the manufacturer, and ensure the facility's temperature does not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Every person who uses a tanning facility is required to sign a written statement that they have read and understand all the required warnings and agree to wear the protective eyewear.

Individuals under the age of sixteen are prohibited from using a tanning device. Individuals under the age of eighteen must have a signed written statement from their parent or guardian before they can use a tanning device.

The director of the Department of Health and Senior Services has the authority to establish rules regarding tanning facility licenses. These rules shall include standards of hygiene, procedures to grant, deny, discipline, or reinstate licenses, and rules for inspections of facilities.

The department is authorized to collect fees from tanning facilities. The fees will be deposited in the newly created Tanning Facility Fund.

A person who violates this act is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

This act is similar to HB 352 (2009).

EMILY KALMER