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

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    bcl
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    Scroll to the end for some tanning industry reaction.

     

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

     

     

    Scroll to the end for some tanning industry reaction.

     

    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
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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      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 [email protected]

       

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      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 [email protected]

       

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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        KellieSue
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        Good for you Jerry!

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

        Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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        MelanieO
        Participant

        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.

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        MelanieO
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        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.

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        KellieSue
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        Good for you Jerry!

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

        Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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        bcl
        Participant

        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 !!!!!!)

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        bcl
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        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 !!!!!!)

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