DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers gave initial approval to a Democrat's proposal to restrict teenagers' use of tanning beds by requiring them to have permission from parents and doctors.
A House committee voted 6-5 on Tuesday to advance the measure.
The bill sponsored by Westminster Rep. Cherylin Peniston would prohibit the use of tanning beds for teens under 15, unless they have a doctor's prescription. Older teens who are under 18 would need a parental permission slip or a doctor's prescription to use tanning beds.
Colorado is one of the few states that doesn't limit youth tanning bed use.
The full House still needs to approve the bill.
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