COLUMBUS, Ohio – State lawmakers in Columbus are considering a bill that would ban teenagers from using commercial tanning beds.
State Representative Courtney Combs is a Republican from Hamilton who introduced the bill. He says tanning beds can cause skin cancer and other problems.
The California Legislature passed a law in 2004 that bans children under age 14 from using tanning booths without a doctor's prescription.
The bill that Combs introduced to the Ohio House last month would prohibit anyone younger than 18 from using a commercial tanning bed without a doctor's prescription for ultraviolet radiation treatments.
Some parents and teens say the bill goes too far.
Ohio law currently requires minors to have parental permission before using a tanning bed.