- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Minors would need to get their parents’ permission to use tanning beds under a bill signed by Ohio’s governor.

The legislation - signed Friday by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) - requires parents to sign a consent form in the presence of a salon operator or employee for a 16- or 17-year-old to tan. It’s valid for 90 days.

Parents of children under age 16 must sign the form before each tanning session, and they must be present for the duration of the tanning sessions. The form describes the health risks of tanning.

Employees or facility operators could be fined and have their licenses revoked for violating the requirements.

The measure also would require the state Board of Cosmetology to regulate salons using tanning chemicals, such as spray-on tans.

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