Baker to sign bill banning minors from indoor tanning

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Gov. Charlie Baker will sign a bill prohibiting anyone under 18 from using or operating a tanning booth, an administration spokesperson confirmed Friday.

Baker on Monday signaled to reporters he would sign it, saying he was supportive of the measure during the campaign.

Sen. James Timilty, a Wapole Democrat, who says the bill would help reduce the rate of skin cancer among minors, has been pushing the bill’s passage for years.

Under current state law, children under the age of 14 can only use an indoor tanning device if accompanied by an adult and teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 need to provide parental consent.

— Written by Antonio Caban

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