[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1172

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JANUARY 23, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† LORETTA WEINBERG

District 37 (Bergen)

Senator† ROBERT W. SINGER

District 30 (Monmouth and Ocean)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Beach

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Prohibits minors under 16 years of age from using tanning beds and imposes certain requirements for minors between 16 and 18 years of age who use tanning beds.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on June 18, 2012, with amendments.

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An Act prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by minors and amending P.L.2006, c.48 and P.L.1989, c.234 1and supplementing chapter 2D of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes1.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Section 1 of P.L.2006, c.48 (C.26:2D-82.1) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 1.††† a.† A tanning facility operator shall not permit a person who is under 14 years of age to use a tanning facility 1[or a person under 18 years of age to use a tanning bed in a tanning facility].1

†††† †b.†† 1(1)1 A tanning facility operator shall [not] permit a person who is at least 14 but less than 18 years of age to use spray tanning in a tanning facility [without] 1[with the written authorization of the person's parent or legal guardian indicating that [such] the parent or guardian [has read and understood the safety standards and warnings required pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-83)] consents to the use of spray tanning on the person]1.†

†††† 1(2) A tanning facility operator shall not permit a person who is under 16 years of age to use a tanning bed.† A tanning facility operator shall permit a person who is at least 16 but less than 18 years of age to use a tanning bed, provided that the personís parent or guardian is present at the tanning facility for the initial consultation, purchases all tanning bed sessions or a package of sessions, as applicable, and provides photo identification to demonstrate proof of identity to the tanning facility operator.† A tanning facility operator shall prohibit a person who is at least 16 but less than 18 years of age from using a tanning bed on consecutive days, and shall monitor the frequency of the personís tanning bed use by recording all appointments, including equipment used and length of tanning time, in the personís client file.† The tanning facility operator shall retain a copy of the photo identification of the personís parent or guardian presented to the tanning facility operator pursuant to this paragraph in the personís client file for three years.1

†††† 1(3)1 An emancipated minor shall be exempt from the 1[authorization requirement] provisions1 of this subsection upon legal proof documenting said emancipation.

†††† c.†††† 1[The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services shall establish by regulation:

†††† (1)†† the contents required in the authorization form;

†††† (2)†† the method for maintaining a record of the forms; and

†††† (3)†† the frequency with which the forms shall be authorized or reauthorized.] (Deleted by amendment, P.L. , c. ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill).1

†††† d.††† The penalties for violating the provisions of this section shall be as provided in section 7 of P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-87).

(cf: P.L.2006, c.48, s.1)

 

†††† 2.††† Section 3 of P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-83) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 3.††† The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, shall, by regulation, establish minimum safety standards for tanning facilities.† The standards shall include, but not be limited to:

†††† a.†††† Establishment of a maximum safe time of exposure to radiation and a maximum safe temperature at which tanning devices may be operated;

†††† b.††† A requirement that a patron at a tanning facility wear protective eye glasses when using tanning equipment and that a patron be supervised as to the length of time the patron uses tanning equipment at the facility;

†††† c.†††† A requirement that the facility operator post easily legible, permanent warning signs near the tanning equipment which state: "DANGER-ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS";

†††† d.††† A requirement that the facility have protective shielding for tanning equipment in the facility; and

†††† e.†††† A requirement that the facility operator post a sign in conspicuous view at or near the reception area which states: ďPERSONS UNDER AGE 14 SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THIS TANNING FACILITY.† 1[PERSONS UNDER AGE 18 SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE A TANNING BED IN THIS FACILITY.]1† PERSONS BETWEEN 1[14] 161 AND 18 YEARS OF AGE SHALL 1[NOT]1 BE PERMITTED TO USE 1[SPRAY] A1 TANNING 1BED1 IN THIS [TANNING] FACILITY 1[WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OF] PROVIDED THAT1 A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN 1IS PRESENT FOR THE INITIAL CONSULTATION, PURCHASES THE TANNING BED SESSION OR PACKAGE OF SESSIONS, AND PROVIDES PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.† PERSONS BETWEEN 16 AND 18 years of age SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE a tanning bed on consecutive days.1Ē

(cf: P.L.2006, c.48, s.2)

 

†††† 13.† Section 7 of P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-87) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 7.††† A person who violates the provisions of [this act] P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-81 et seq.) and P.L.2006, c.48 (C.26:2D-82.1 et al.) is subject to a penalty of $100 for the first offense and $200 for each subsequent offense , except that a tanning facility operator who violates the provisions of section 1 of P.L.2006, c.48 (C.26:2D-82.1) concerning a minorís use of the tanning facility is subject to a penalty of $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, and $2,000 and a five-day suspension of the facilityís registration and operation for a third and subsequent offense.† The penalty shall be sued for and collected in a court of competent jurisdiction in a summary proceeding in accordance with† the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).

†††† A penalty recovered under the provisions of [this act] P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-81 et seq.) and P.L.2006, c.48 (C.26:2D-82.1 et al.) shall be recovered by and in the name of the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services or by and in the name of the local board of health. When the plaintiff is the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services the penalty recovered shall be paid by the commissioner into the treasury of the State.† When the plaintiff is a local board of health, the penalty recovered shall be paid by the local board of health into the treasury of the municipality where the violation occurred.1

(cf: P.L.2006, c.48, s.5)

 

†††† 14.† (New section) The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services shall report to the Governor, and to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, 164 (C.52:14-19.1), no later than two years after the effective date of P.L.††† , c.†† (pending before the Legislature as this bill), on the number and details of violations of P.L.1989, c.234 (C.26:2D-81 et seq.) and P.L.2006, c.48 (C.26:2D-82.1 et al.) found at tanning salons.1

 

†††† 1[3.] 5.1† This act shall take effect on the first day of the sixth month after enactment.