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The bill would limit indoor tanning for youth.

By Harvey Breaux | IdahoReporter.com A House panel approved Wednesday a bill proponents believe will protect Idaho youth from the dangers of tanning, despite criticism the measure represents government overreach into family affairs. The bill, backed by Reps. John Vander Woude of Nampa and Fred Wood of Burley, would ban tanning for all youth under 14, and require parental consent…

A small business owner says she's disappointed Idaho lawmakers want to ban youth tanning.

A small indoor business in north Idaho is firing back at Idaho lawmakers just days after they introduced a bill to ban tanning for youth under the age of 14. Joni Clevenger, owner of Caribbean Tan in Coeur d'Alene, told IdahoReporter.com Saturday she’s disappointed her Legislature would launch an attack on her small business, which she says already screens youth.…

Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Nampa, thinks his own bill is too harsh on tanning offenders.

Here’s an oddity: The sponsor of a new House bill to ban teen indoor tanning without parental consent isn’t comfortable with the penalties assessed in his own legislation. House Majority Caucus Chair John Vander Woude, R-Nampa, told IdahoReporter.com he’s not entirely comfortable with the penalties in his bill for service providers who violate the rules. “I would probably guess it’s…

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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 the physicians of Idaho,” said House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, as he presented House Bill 268 to his fellow House members. “This bill prevents recreational use of tanning…

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 children under age 16 from using tanning beds at commercial salons. It would also mandate parental consent for 16- and…

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 days earlier with amendments, took nearly 90 minutes to debate in committee. Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, proposed the bill. Rusche…

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. On the House floor last week, House Health and Welfare Committee chair Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, asked that lawmakers send…

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