Mo House Perfects Bill Requiring Parental Notification for Tanning

The Missouri House perfected legislation this morning which would require parental consent before a minor is allowed to use a tanning bed by a vote of 88 to 61. House Bill 1475, sponsored by Rep. Gary Cross (I’m a co-sponsor), is a common sense measure which would ensure parents are informed of their children’s use of a known carcinogen. I had a bill which banned the use by children under the age of 15, but requested my amendment be removed from Rep. Cross’ bill because it jeopardized his first step towards greater responsibility by the tanning bed industry.