Maine LD 123: An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk

LD 123 (subjects: LICENSING , TANNING SALONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=123&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Penobscot: (D – District 9) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/22/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/22/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate Reports READ
Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report .
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin TABLED until Later in Today’s Session pending motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report .
Unfinished Business
3/26/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
3/31/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Minority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 20 18 Yeas – 17 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/2/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 14
(Yeas 87 – Nays 59 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate Senator MASON of Androscoggin moved The Senate INSIST To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Senator ALFOND of Cumberland moved The Senate RECEDE From ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland to RECEDE from ACCEPTANCE of Minority Ought Not To Pass Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered
Unfinished Business
4/9/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President

Subsequently, Motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland The Senate RECEDE From ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE. FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 23
15 Yeas – 19 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/14/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 689-A is enacted to read:

689-A. Tanning facilities; minors

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Operator” means a person designated by the owner of a tanning facility or the lessee of a tanning device to operate, or to assist and instruct in the operation and use of, a tanning facility or tanning device.
B. “Tanning device” means equipment that emits electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths in air between 200 and 400 nanometers that is used for the tanning of human skin. “Tanning device” includes a sunlamp, tanning booth or tanning bed.
C. “Tanning facility” means any location, place, area, structure or business that provides persons access to a tanning device, including tanning salons, health clubs, apartments and condominiums, regardless of whether a fee is charged for access to the tanning device, except that “tanning facility” does not include:

(1) The practice of a health practitioner licensed under Title 32 who uses diagnostic or therapeutic equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation and whose scope of license prior to the effective date of this section includes the intentional exposure of individuals to sources of radiation for diagnostic or treatment purposes; or

(2) The residence of an individual who owns a tanning device exclusively for personal, noncommercial use.

2. Prohibition. An owner of a tanning facility, a lessee of a tanning device or an operator may not allow an individual who has not yet reached 18 years of age to use a tanning device. Proof of age may be satisfied with a driver’s license or other government-issued identification containing the date of birth and a photograph of the individual.
3. Notice. An owner of a tanning facility or a lessee of a tanning device shall post in a conspicuous place in the tanning facility notice, in a form developed by the department, that it is unlawful for a tanning facility or operator to allow a person under 18 years of age to use a tanning device, that a tanning facility or operator that violates the provisions of this section is subject to penalties and that an individual may report a violation of this section to the radiation control program of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
4. Violation; penalty. A person who violates this section is subject to penalties in accordance with section 690.

summary

This bill prohibits tanning facilities and operators from allowing individuals who have not attained 18 years of age to use tanning devices.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 123 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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