senate Bill S6905

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Increases the minimum age of persons permitted to use tanning facilities

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Feb 24, 2010 referred to health

S6905 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9199
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3555, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A9199

S6905 - Bill Texts

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Increases the minimum age of persons permitted to use tanning facilities.

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BILL NUMBER: S6905

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the public health law, in relation to increasing the
minimum age of persons permitted to use tanning facilities


PURPOSE OF THE BILL :
This bill intends to protect young teenagers from using tanning
facilities until they have reached the age of 16.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This bill amends subdivisions 2, 3, 4 of section 3555 of the public
health law by changing the minimum age for use of tanning facilities
from fourteen to sixteen.

JUSTIFICATION :
There is a growing concern over the safety of tanning beds and the
dangerous effects it has on young persons. The recent reports show
that a person who begins tanning before the age of thirty raises their
risks for skin cancer by 75%. This bill will protect teenagers under
the vulnerable age of 16 from engaging in this dangerous activity.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become law.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6905

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  increasing  the
  minimum age of persons permitted to use tanning facilities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 4  of  section  3555  of  the  public
health  law, as added by chapter 573 of the laws of 2006, are amended to
read as follows:
  2. No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall  permit
the  use  of  an  ultraviolet  radiation  device  by a person [fourteen]
SIXTEEN to eighteen years of age until such person provides the  tanning
facility  with  the written consent, in a form prescribed by the commis-
sioner, of a parent or legal guardian to use such tanning facility.  The
parent or legal guardian shall sign such consent form in the presence of
the  owner  of  the  tanning facility or an employee responsible for the
operation of the ultraviolet radiation device of such facility  indicat-
ing  that  such  parent or guardian has read the warnings required under
subdivision two of section thirty-five hundred fifty-four of this  arti-
cle  and  that  the  person  [fourteen] SIXTEEN to eighteen years of age
agrees to wear safety goggles  before  using  an  ultraviolet  radiation
device.  Such  original written consent shall be retained by the tanning
facility for a period of twelve months and may be retained off  premises
provided  that  an  electronic image or facsimile of the original signed
consent form is readily available by the owner or  employee  responsible
for the operation of the ultraviolet radiation device of such facility.
  3.  A written consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian pursu-
ant to subdivision two of this section shall expire twelve  months  from
the  date it is signed by the parent or legal guardian. Upon the expira-
tion of a written consent form, a new written consent shall be  provided
in the manner prescribed in subdivision two of this section prior to the
use  of an ultraviolet radiation device by any person [fourteen] SIXTEEN
to eighteen years of age.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14628-01-9

S. 6905                             2

  4. No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall  permit
the  use  of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under [fourteen]
SIXTEEN years of age.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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