Legislation that would bar anyone under 18 from using indoor tanning beds is going before a New Jersey Senate panel.
The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will take up the measure on Monday. The Assembly approved the bill last month by a 58-7 vote.
The state now bars anyone under 14 from using tanning beds. And written parental consent is needed for those 14 to 17.
The topic has seen renewed attention since a New Jersey woman was accused recently of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her. The woman, Patricia Krentcil, has denied any wrongdoing.
California and Vermont are the only states that have outright bans against tanning for anyone under 18.
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