Tanning facilities; prohibits use by persons under age 18. (HB38)

Introduced By

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tanning facilities; use by persons under age 18. Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing individuals under age 18 to use a tanning device at such facility other than a spray tanning device that does not emit ultraviolet light. The bill includes an exception allowing a person licensed by the Board of Medicine to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine to prescribe or use a phototherapy device, as defined in the bill, for any patient regardless of age. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100358D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read first time
01/21/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2020Motion to refer to committee agreed to
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107543D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107543D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB38H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB38ER)
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 387 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Cory Schepisi writes:

This bill makes me laugh because a teenage girl may want to get a tan for prom night you know her body her choice. You have a problem with this but I bet you will totally be voting to give this girl the right to get an abortion without her parents permission after she gets knocked up on prom night.