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Politics
2:41 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri House approves bill changing access of teens to tanning machines

The new legislation could prohibit Missouri teens under 17 from using tanning machines without parental consent.
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Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays under legislation passed by the state House.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ameren shareholder proposals voted down. 
  • Missouri House votes to further study state pay.
  • Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions. 
Science, Health and Technology
5:53 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require most teenagers to get their parents’ permission to use tanning beds.  

Those younger than 17 would have to have a parent or guardian show up in person at the tanning salon and sign a document giving their consent. The bill’s sponsor, GOP House Member Gary Cross of Lee’s Summit, says his daughter suffered cell damage from regular tanning bed use.

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Politics
1:34 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Teen tanning ban divides House members

A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.
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A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.

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