SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds. The House voted 38-18 in favor of the bill Thursday. The measure now heads to the state Senate. Supporters include medical professionals who point to research that shows a link between... more »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A bill that would bar North Carolina children under age 18 from visiting tanning salons is moving closer to becoming law. The Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act was approved Tuesday by the state House Health and Human Services committee. The bill is backed by the American... more »
NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old New Jersey girl sustained burns after her mother took her in a stand-up tanning booth. Patricia Krentcil is charged with child endangerment. Nutley Police Det. Anthony Montanari told The Record newspaper police were called to an elementary school on April 24 because... more »
Getting a nice tan will cost you more green now that the federal tanning salon tax is in effect.
The IRS expects to collect some $2.7 billion in taxes from tanning salons over the next decade, but local salons owners are worried that the 10 percent price increase will... more »
A tax on tanning goes into effect Thursday, July 1.
Indoor tanners, who spend from $5 to $30 per session to get that bronze look, will now have to chip in another 10 percent to pay for health care.
"These are not people who can afford an extra... more »
Local tanning salon owners are up in arms over an element of the newly signed government health care bill that would charge salons a 10% tax annually on gross sales. The plan is to generate $2.7 billion over 10 years to help fund the health care overhaul. Rick Rooney has... more »