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House kills bill restricting youth access to tanning booths

Rep. Paul Romrell debates tanning legislation on House floor. The Idaho House has rejected a bill that would have restricted the use of tanning facilities by under-age minors. The vote was 43 to 25. “This bill comes to us from … Continue reading

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Tanning regulation legislation advanced by House committee

House Bill 268, regulating the age at which a minor can use a tanning bed, Wednesday received a favorable recommendation from the House Health and Welfare Committee and will now be considered by the full House. The legislation would ban … Continue reading

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Candidates against banning minors from tanning beds; cite parental control

During the 2012 legislative session, House Bill 486 was introduced, making the use of tanning beds by those under 16 a crime. The bill struggled through the House, even being pulled off the floor and back into committee for a … Continue reading

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Senate committee kills House-passed tanning bill

House Bill 486, which would make tanning under the age of 16 a crime, failed to pass through the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday on a 5-3 vote. The bill, which was approved in the House just two … Continue reading

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House votes to ban tanning for some minors, sends bill to the Senate

After weeks of debate on the issue, the Idaho House of Representatives voted Tuesday 39-30 to ban tanning for some minors, sending the legislation on to the Senate for consideration. The bill, sponsored by House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, … Continue reading

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House advances youth tanning ban bill, but changes are needed

After allegations were lobbed by the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) about the motivation for a bill effectively banning youth tanning in the Gem State, the House Health and Welfare Committee decided to take a second look at the measure Tuesday. … Continue reading

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After fervent debate, youth tanning ban bill sent back to committee for more hearings

A bill that would ban minors from using tanning beds is headed back to committee when lawmakers voted, after some tense debate Thursday, to send it there for more deliberation. Legislators voted 42-26 to send it back to the House … Continue reading

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Underage tanning ban bill heads to House floor for changes

A bill to ban tanning by minors is headed to the House floor, though it’s far from finalized. The measure would fine those in violation of the law $500 for the first occurrence and $1,000 for any other instances within … Continue reading

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Underage tanning could mean misdemeanor, $1,000 fine

A University of Washington medical student is working with the top Democrat in the House to attempt to ban underage tanning in the Gem State. Former Idaho resident Blake Samspon, in his fourth year in the medical school at the … Continue reading

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Candidates divided on giving special tax breaks to certain businesses and industries

It has become a staple of government that giving a tax break to benefit certain businesses or industries is a means to entice new companies to locate or grow and, therefore, stimulate economic growth. But, what is done “for” some … Continue reading

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