Inslee signed Senate Bill 6065 Thursday, and it goes into effect in mid-June.
Users of tanning equipment would have to show a driver’s license or other form of government-issued identification with a birth date and photograph. Tanning facilities that allow people under age 18 to use a tanning device could be fined up to $250 per violation. The measure allows teenagers to use a tanning bed or related device if they have a doctor’s prescription.
California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, Vermont and Oregon ban the use of tanning beds for all minors under 18, and at least 33 states and the District of Columbia regulate the use of tanning facilities by minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
More Northwest Headlines
A day on the trail with a wilderness ranger Teepee village continues to be part of Pendleton Round-Up Seattle teachers' tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay Gun-control advocates hope recent wins signal changing tide Kelso schools closed Thursday as teacher strike enters day 2 Motorcyclist dies, pedestrian injured in Seattle incidents Man accused of stabbing police dog faces added charges 2 more arrested in downtown Seattle tourist attack
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.