Tanning facilities; requires parental consent for customers under age 15. (SB1231)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), and Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Operation of tanning facilities. Requires prospective tanning facility customers to sign a written statement warning of potential dangers. If the prospective customer is under age 18 and not emancipated, the parent or legal guardian must sign the statement. Statements shall be kept at the facility for at least three years. Facility owners are required to identify each customer's skin type based on the Fitzpatrick scale, and advise customers as to their maximum time of recommended exposure. Tanning devices shall be cleaned or sanitized after each use. Persons under age 14 are prohibited from using a tanning device unless authorized in writing by a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. Children between ages 14 and 18 are allowed to use tanning devices only if accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Tanning facilities shall not claim that the use of tanning devices is safe, free from risk, or will provide health benefits. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078869744
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/17/2007Rereferred to Education and Health
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 070273744-S1
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070273744-S1
02/05/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1231S1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Read second time
02/16/2007Passed by for the day
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Amendments by Delegate Wardrup rejected
02/21/2007Passed House (84-Y 13-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1231ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0575)