Senate Bill #2299 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS ACT

Prohibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.

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  • 2018 – S 2299
  • 2018 – S 2299 SUBSTITUTE B
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  • LC003897
  • LC003897/SUB B
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS
  • ACT
  • Introduced By: Senators Goodwin, Goldin, Sosnowski, Miller, and Gallo
  • Date Introduced: February 01, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 23-68-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-68 entitled "Tanning Facility Safety Standards Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 23-68-4. Safety standards established.
  • The director of the department of health shall, by regulation, establish minimum safety standards for tanning facilities. The standards shall include, but not be limited to:
  • (1) Establishment of a maximum safe time of exposure to radiation and a maximum safe temperature at which tanning devices may be operated;
  • (2) A requirement that a timer device be incorporated into each tanning device;
  • (3) 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;
  • (4) Requiring that the facility operator post easily legible, permanent warning signs near the tanning equipment which states: "Danger – Ultra-violet radiation. Follow all instructions. Avoid overexposure"; as well as a list, prepared by the director of the department of health, of prescription and non-prescription drugs which may cause photosensitivity in patients using a tanning center;
  • (5) Require that the facility have protective shielding for tanning equipment in the facility; and
  • SECTION 1. Section 23-68-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-68 entitled "Tanning Facility Safety Standards Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 23-68-4. Safety standards established.
  • The director of the department of health shall, by regulation, establish minimum safety standards for tanning facilities. The standards shall include, but not be limited to:
  • (1) Establishment of a maximum safe time of exposure to radiation and a maximum safe temperature at which tanning devices may be operated;
  • (2) A requirement that a timer device be incorporated into each tanning device;
  • (3) 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;
  • (4) Requiring that the facility operator post easily legible, permanent warning signs near the tanning equipment which states: "Danger – Ultra-violet radiation. Follow all instructions. Avoid overexposure"; as well as a list, prepared by the director of the department of health, of prescription and non-prescription drugs which may cause photosensitivity in patients using a tanning center;
  • (5) Require that the facility have protective shielding for tanning equipment in the facility; and
  • (6) A prohibition on the use of tanning facilities by a person younger than eighteen (18) years of age, unless:.
  • (a) Such person presents a prescription for receiving ultra-violet radiation treatments written by a physician licensed to practice medicine pursuant to chapter 5-37; or
  • (b) For every two (2) uses of a tanning facility, the parent or legal guardian of such person signs a written consent form in the presence of a tanning facility staff member. The written consent form shall contain, at a minimum, the following language: "I understand that the world health organization has classified the ultraviolet radiation used in tanning facilities as a Class 1 carcinogen, the same category as tobacco products. By exposing my child to ultraviolet radiation in this tanning facility, the possibility of my child developing melanoma (skin cancer) will increase. I also understand that there are safe alternatives available to achieve the same cosmetic effect as exposing my child's skin to ultraviolet radiation, such as spray tanning or bronzing creams."
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC003897
  • LC003897/SUB B
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS
  • ACT
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  • This act would prohibit the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003897 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003897/SUB B ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

April 03, 2018 at 4:29pm
Yeas: 33 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis NV
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 20, 2018 at 9:35pm
Yeas: 66 / Nays: 4 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale NV
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi N
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight NV
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan N
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez NV
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price N
Rep. Quattrocchi N
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for Passage In Concurrence

June 21, 2018 at 5:13pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y