Ind. bill to ban minors from tanning set for vote

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Children under 16 might not be able to get the glow they want at tanning salons if some Indiana lawmakers get their way.

A bill that would ban those youths from using beds at tanning salons is set for a vote Thursday afternoon in the state Senate. Children under 16 currently can use the beds if a parent is present.

Those between age 16 and 18 could tan alone if a parent or guardian gives written permission.

Before becoming law the bill first must pass through the House and Senate and be signed by the governor. The bill would go into effect immediately.

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