In a 26-23 vote, the Iowa State Senate voted to ban minors from using tanning beds in the state.  The bill states that a tanning facility shall not allow a person under the age of 18 to use a tanning device.

Critics point out that minor patients suffering with psoriasis often use tanning beds to to treat their skin skin condition while supporters of the ban claim that the risk of skin cancer increases by 74% when using indoor tanning.

How Your State Senator Voted:

Yeas, 27: Allen Dearden Jochum Ragan Bisignano Dotzler Johnson Schneider Bolkcom Dvorsky Kinney Segebart Bowman Gronstal Mathis Seng Brase Hart McCoy Sodders Courtney Hogg Petersen Wilhelm Danielson Horn Quirmbach

Nays, 22: Anderson Costello Kraayenbrink Taylor Behn Dix Rozenboom Whitver Bertrand Feenstra Schultz Zaun Breitbach Garrett Shipley Zumbach Chapman Guth Sinclair Chelgren Kapucian Smith

Absent, 1: Schoenjahn

Photo Credit: “715px-Sunbedoff large” by Tristanb at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *