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ASA State Regulatory Program: A Very Busy 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

State regulatory advocacy efforts continue to be an important part of the American Suntanning Association’s efforts to promote the responsible use of sunbeds in professional salons.

Efforts to restrict UV tanning in salons for clients under age 18 and efforts to add redundant and expensive licensing and inspection programs – including promulgation of bureaucracy-heavy regulatory regimes – continue to be the most common topics of indoor tanning legislation in state houses.

Thirteen states including Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Texas all had active bills filed for 2019. ASA efforts also prevented bills from being filed in several other states.

Click here to read the entire article in the latest issue of Smart Tan Magazine online.