- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Health watchdogs are urging Maryland lawmakers not to leave an indoor tanning bill for minors in the shade.

A bill that would ban minors from using indoor tanning devices got a hearing Thursday before a Senate committee that has pulled the plug on similar bills the past several years.

On Thursday morning, 15-year-old Morgan Corby, an Annapolis High School student, stopped by Sen. John Astle’s office with a stack of petitions signed by peers promising not to use indoor tanning devices.

Morgan says her classmates are interested in her cause because of words like “cancer” and “melanoma.”

She says “they realize it’s kind of a serious matter.”

Astle, an Anne Arundel County Democrat, is vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and is considered a swing vote on the legislation.

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