GOVENOR JAY INSLEE IS EXPECTED TO SIGN A BILL THAT
WILL PREVENT MINORS FROM USING TANNING BEDS.
WASHINGTON WILL BECOME THE SIXTH STATE TO HAVE A LAW
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH MORE
ON HOW THIS LAW WILL IMPACT LOCAL BUSINESSES.
NADINE, I MET WITH THE OWNER OF ONE SALON TODAY WHO
SAID IF THIS BILL PASSES SHE IS NOT ONLY WORRIED FOR
HER BUSINESS, BUT THE FUTURE OF MANY OTHERS.
CINDY HERRING OWNS JAMICA ME TAN IN SPOKANE VALLEY.
A LOT OF HER CLIENTS ARE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
AND, THIS BILL WOULD STOP MOST OF THEM FROM TANNING
Cindy Herring :01
It's going to be difficult
HERRINGS SAYS SHE UNDERSTANDS THE HEALTH CONCERNS
BUT SAYS EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE IS BETTER THAN AN
HERRING SAYS A BETTER SOLUTION WOULD BE TO REGULATE
TANNING FOR MINORS.
Cindy Herring, salon owner :02
Many other states have addressed, okay we need to
have the signatures of children who are under 18 tanning
and I agree with that, that's not going to hurt our
It's going to let mom know that we're safe, it's going
to let mom know the rules, the teenager know the rules,
and that's the best thing you can do.
through education it's about safe tanning not risky
IF THE BILL IS PASSED HERRING COULD FACE A 250 DOLLAR
FINE PER VIOLATION IF SHE LETS A MINOR TAN IN HER
THE ONLY WAY A MINOR WOULD BE ABLE TO DO SO IS IF
THEY HAVE A DOCTORS NOTE.
Lindsey Moorhead, teen tanner:10
I don't think it's necessary because I don''t think
it makes a whole lot of difference whether you're
under 18 or over 18.
LINDSEY MOORHEAD IS 17 YEARS OLD, SHE SAYS SHE'S BEEN
TANNING FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW.
SHE AND HER FRIEND, KAYLEE HILLHELM, SAY THEY HAVE
NEVER SEEN ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS FROM TANNING
Kaylee Hillhelm :11
I just knew to keep a limit so I didn't overdo it.
THE TWO AGREE WITH THE SALON OWNER.
IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING RESPONSIBLE AND EDUCATED.
THEY SAY WITHOUT THE TANNING SALONS, TEENS WILL JUST
GO TO UNSUPERVISED ALTERNATIVES.
There are apartments complex and gyms there are other
HERRING BELIEVES THESE OTHER OUTLETS ARE LACKING THE
MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY.
I believe in having a safe business.
I'f I'm going to have it I believe in having it be
IF THE BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW IT WILL GO INTO EFFECT
IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR.