Updated Fri, Apr 12, 2013 4:57 pm
The West Virginia House passed a bill that would prohibit anyone under age 18 from going to tanning salons without parental permission.
The bill passed Friday completely bans anyone under age 14 from going to a tanning salon. It requires consent forms warning all customers that using tanning beds can cause cancer and other health risks.
Penalties for salons that serve minors range from $100 for a first offense to as much as $1,000, for a third offense.
Tanning salons would be required to register with local boards of health and would be subject to annual safety and sanitation inspections.
The bill passed 91-7.
A version of the bill passed by the state Senate had stricter penalties, including possible jail time and an outright ban on anyone under age 18.