Proposed Bills On Teens, Tanning Face Debate In Springfield

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Two bills in the Springfield hopper are not likely to make teenagers looking for a golden tan happy.

Under the measures — tanning parlors would be forbidden from allowing Illinois teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to use their equipment.

Currently, teenagers in that group are permitted to tan with a parent’s permission.

The bills are sponsored by Chicago Senator Ira Silverstein and Evanston Representative Robyn Gabel. Her bill is facing floor debate after passing out of the Human Services Committee this past week.

The Indoor Tanning Association says the bills are an “intrusion of government in our daily lives.”

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  • Me

    Really?? If the parents allow, where’s the harm? Such idiots in Springfield.

  • leprechaun for a day

    Hmm… I wonder how many fine citizens of Englewood patronize tanning parlors.

  • me

    I work at a tanning salon, I really HATE to see young teens tanning YES the parents sign a waiver, But the teens worry more about their looks and less on education, that’s why they are not smart. I’m not saying all teens BUT. Teens should focus more on school instead. JUST MY OPINION

    • leprechaun for a day

      Methinks the super-powerful UV rays somehow fry the youngsters’ brains.

    • Jack

      I disagree with this stupid idea. It’s of the utmost importance that the young honeys keep their teen bodies well tanned for all of our viewing pleasure. That’s just my opinion!

  • tom sharp

    Come on Quinn, Madigan, Cullerton and the rest of the crooks in Springfield–stop with the half measures. Just tax the air we breathe and be done with it!

    • leprechaun for a day

      I’ve got another 35 or so years left… I was hopin’ that wouldn’t happen during my lifetime!

  • Jack

    It’s a good idea because it’s not good for them.

  • Todd Wills

    Hey teens need tans too you know, they gotta look hot for their boyfriends!

  • the rapture

    is the teens want early skin cancer and become a burden on the state health care system – let them – they deserve it

    (can you hear the snarkiness in my voice)

  • Katie

    Great post. This graphic just came across my twitter feed that shows all the issues with tanning beds and gives some great stats about skin cancer in general.

    Hope it’s helpful.

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