The New Jersey Assembly’s Women and Children Committee has advanced legislation that would prohitbit anyone under age 18 from using indoor tanning beds.
Currently, 14- to 17-year-olds can use tanning beds with their parents’ permission. But allegations against a Nutley woman accused of bringing her 5-year-old into the tanning salon have sparked a desire for more legislation.
The Associated Press reports the committee voted 5-0, with two members abstaining, to keep people under 18 out of tanning beds. It’s not clear when the full Assembly will take a vote.