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State Senate passes bill to prohibit minors under 18 from using tanning beds

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) - A bill that would ban minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices passed on Tuesday in the New York State Senate.

The bill, Senate Bill S5585A, removes procedures in granting 17 to 18 year olds access to tanning booths and exempts licensed physicians who use or prescribe a phototherapy device with respect to a patient of any age.

Current law prohibits children under 16 years of age from using tanning facilities.

This bill would add 17 year olds to those prohibited and would exempt medical practicing licensed physicians.

The bill has already passed in the Assembly.

It now goes to the Governor.  

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