Florida Senate - 2010 SB 430
By Senator Sobel
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to tanning facilities; amending s.
3 381.89, F.S.; requiring that the operator or
4 proprietor of a tanning facility witness the signing
5 of a written statement by the parent or legal guardian
6 of a minor before the minor is allowed to use a
7 tanning device; providing requirements for the written
8 statement; revising the age at which a minor is
9 allowed to use a tanning device; prohibiting a minor
10 younger than a certain age from using a tanning device
11 at a tanning facility; deleting provisions authorizing
12 the use of a tanning device by certain minors if
13 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; providing
14 an effective date.
16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
18 Section 1. Subsections (7) and (8) of section 381.89,
19 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
20 381.89 Regulation of tanning facilities.—
21 (7) A tanning facility may not allow a 16-year-old or 17
22 year-old minor
between the ages of 14 and 18 to use a tanning
23 device unless it has on file a statement signed by the minor’s
24 parent or legal guardian and witnessed by the operator or
25 proprietor of the tanning facility stating that the parent or
26 legal guardian:
27 (a) Has read and understands the warnings given by the
28 tanning facility; ,
29 (b) Consents to the minor’s use of a tanning device; , and
30 (c) Agrees that the minor will use the provided protective
31 eyewear; and .
32 (d) Authorizes a specified number of tanning sessions for
33 the minor during a 12-month period.
35 An operator or proprietor of a tanning facility shall refuse
36 service to a minor if the minor’s parent or legal guardian has
37 not signed the statement as required by this subsection.
38 (8) A minor younger than 16 years of under the age may not
39 use a tanning device at a tanning facility of 14 must be
40 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when using a tanning
42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.