NEW YORK STATE INDOOR TANNING BAN / UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE

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http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2917-2011

 

S2917-2011: Provides that a tanning facility shall not permit the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under eighteen years of age

Same as: A1074 / Versions: S2917-2011

Provides that a tanning facility shall not permit the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under eighteen years of age.Sponsor: FUSCHILLO / Co-sponsor(s): ADAMS, HANNON, JOHNSON, KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER / Committee: HEALTH / Law Section: Public Health Law

S2917-2011 Actions

  • Feb 15, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 14, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.85
  • Feb 3, 2011: REFERRED TO HEALTH

S2917-2011 Meetings

Health (Feb 14, 2011 11:30:00 AM)

S2917-2011 Calendars

CALENDAR:9-2011

S2917-2011 Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - Feb 14, 2011
Ayes (14): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Fuschillo, Larkin, McDonald, Seward, Young, Adams, Gianaris, Montgomery, Rivera, Smith, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (2): Golden, Kruger
Excused (1): Duane

S2917-2011 Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2917

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of ultraviolet
radiation devices by persons under eighteen years of age

PURPOSE:
To prohibit children under eighteen years of age from using
an ultraviolet radiation device

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends Subdivision 4
of section 3555
of the public health law, as added by chapter 573 of the laws of
2006, to prohibit a person under the age of eighteen from using an
ultraviolet radiation device.

JUSTIFICATION:
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the
United States. According to the American Cancer Society, the number
of melanomas diagnosed in the U.S has doubled since 1973, and more
than one million cases of non-melanoma cell cancers were expected in
2009. Because the harmful effects of UV exposure accumulate over time,
indoor tanning devices pose a greater risk for children and teens by
boosting overall lifetime exposure. Current law allows children
between the ages of fourteen and eighteen to use indoor tanning
facilities, with the written permission of a parent or guardian. This
legislation does not adequately protect the youth from the
potentially deadly health risk associated with indoor tanning. In
order to provide effective enforcement, this bill seeks to prohibit
the use of indoor tanning devices by anyone under the age of eighteen.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: A.9110A - Referred to Rules S.3461A - Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
30 days after it shall have become a law.

S2917-2011 Text

S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K

2917
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N SENATE
February 3, 2011

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, KRUEGER -- 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 the use of ultra
violet radiation devices by persons under eighteen years of age
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.

Section 3555 of the public health law, as added by chapter
of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:

S 3555. Restrictions on the use of ultraviolet radiation devices. 1.
No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall permit the
use of the tanning facility by a person eighteen years of age or older
until such person provides a driver's license or other photographic
identification card issued by a government entity or educational insti
tution indicating that the individual is at least eighteen years of age
and the facility has on file a signed written statement, in a form
prescribed by the commissioner, acknowledging that such person has read
the warnings required under subdivision two of section thirty-five
hundred fifty-four of this article and agrees to wear safety goggles
before using an ultraviolet radiation device. Such signed statement of
acknowledgment may be retained by the tanning facility off premises
provided that an electronic image or facsimile of the original signed
statement of acknowledgment is readily available by the owner or employ
ee responsible for the operation of the ultraviolet radiation device of
such facility.
2. [No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall permit
the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by a person fourteen to eigh
teen years of age until such person provides the tanning facility with
the written consent, in a form prescribed by the commissioner, 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
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
LBD04206-01-1
S. 2917 2
of the tanning facility or an employee responsible for the operation of
the ultraviolet radiation device of such facility indicating that such
parent or guardian has read the warnings required under subdivision two
of section thirty-five hundred fifty-four of this article and that the
person fourteen 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 avail
able 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 to eigh
teen years of age.
4.] No owner, operator, or employee of a tanning facility shall permit
the use of an ultraviolet radiation device by persons under [fourteen]
EIGHTEEN years of age.
[5.] 3. This section shall be exclusive and shall preempt any contrary
local law or ordinance, except that this section shall not preempt or
supersede local laws or ordinances imposing additional stricter
restrictions on the use and operation of ultraviolet radiation devices
at tanning facilities which are in effect prior to the effective date of
this section.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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NEW YORK STATE UNDER 18 BAN

On February 15 the New York State Senate Health Committee adopted Senate bill S2917 that BANS UNDER 18 TANNING EVEN WITH PARENTAL CONSENT This law, if passed in March, will take effect before the prom season starts. This proposed Legislation ban will put 85% of salons out of business!!! EVERY SALON IN NEW YORK STATE NEEDS TO CONTACT THEIR STATE SENATOR ASAP AND SPEAK YOUR PEACE ON HOW THIS LAW WILL EFFECT YOUR BUSINESS. CALL YOUR COMPETITORS AND BAN TOGETHER TO MEET YOUR SENATORS. IF THIS BAN GOES THROUGH EVERYONE WILL SUFFER. PRESENTLY, THERE IS NO UNDER 18 BAN IN ANY OTHER STATE!!! IF YOU NEED HELP, I HAVE A FACT SHEET FROM THE ITA OR TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL ME valleytanz.com
WE HAVE TO ACT QUICK!!! KAREN

Not being the shy type I sent an email to Karen from valleytanz.com with my thoughts about the problem the salons will have with lost income from PROM season. .  Her email address is valleytanz@yahoo.com

 

Jerry from Cape Cod

It's about kickin' Melanoma's butt!

"Meh. Get on with it. Do not feed rabid monkeys. To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another." in memory of NicOz

Good for you Jerry!

I don't understand why people still think tanning is harmless.

Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

Cancer Sucks. I'm so not done kicking cancers ass!
I have a lot of life left to live

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a warning that tanning teenagers have a heightened risk of skin cancer. Research has detected a link between teenage tanning bed use and an increased risk of cancer of the skin later in life. Laws prohibiting minors from entering indoor tanning parlors have been called for by  pediatricians and dermatologists on FDA advisory panels.

Awesome!

Since you're not shy Jerry, maybe write this Dean chap too http://www.tanningbuyersgroup.com/tbg/Tanning-Regulation/

(And perhaps copy his pals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Senate  :)

As you can see, the politicians are heavily lobbied and these bills often get defeated. Our recent local success was due in part  to advocates balancing that out - I guess I'm not that shy either,  particularly when it comes to children's rights!

( ps congratulations on week 108 !!!!!!)