Utah lawmakers tighten rules for tanning youth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents will be required to accompany their children when they use tanning beds under a law passed by Utah lawmakers.Republican Rep. Brad Wilson of Kaysville says Senate Bill 41 will save lives because of the cancer risks associated with tanning.Wilson says a current law requiring a letter of consent from parents for anybody under 18 is not enforced and many parents are not aware of how often their children tan.The bill has passed the House 39-32 Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert.Republican House Majority Whip Greg Hughes of Draper says the bill will effectively close many salons and will be arduous for parents.Hughes says the government should not be placing burdensome requirements on legal businesses.

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