A bill that would require parental permission for minors each time they visit a tanning salon has advanced as legislators passed it out of committee on a 3-2 vote Friday afternoon.
The House Health and Human Services committee discussed SB41 for more than an hour, as numerous supporters testified of the consequences of tanning as a teenager. Sponsor Sen. Pat Jones, D-Holladay, told the committee the bill puts parents in the driver's seat when regulating their children's tanning.
"Parents have a right to know when their kids tan and if they tan," Jones said. "If they do choose to let them do it, they have the information they need to make informed consent and that's what's important."