Bill would restrict teen tanning in Del.

May 13, 2009 7:30:04 AM PDT
Lawmakers in Delaware are scheduled to introduce a bill Wednesday afternoon that would limit teenagers' use of indoor tanning facilities.It's called the "Michelle Rigney Act," named after a 22-year-old from Newark who died of melanoma on June 17, 2008.

Under the bill, anyone under the age of 14 would be prohibited from using indoor tanning facilities unless it is medically necessary and prescribed by a doctor.

Teens from 14 to 17 would need to submit a consent form, which would have to be signed by a parent or legal guardian in the presence of a tanning facility operator.

That consent would need to be renewed annually.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Bethany Hall-Long.

It is officially known as Senate Bill 90.

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