October 9th, 2011
07:52 PM ET

New law makes tanning beds off-limits to most California teens

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prohibits most teenagers from getting bronzed in tanning beds, making the Golden State the first to do so.

State Sen. Ted Lieu said he first tried, and failed, in 2007 to make it illegal for people between the ages of 14 and 18 to walk into a facility and use ultraviolet beds to tan. Four years later, his effort finally paid off.

"I feel great," Lieu told CNN of the bill's passage. "I believe it will help save lives and prevent unnecessary suffering."

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  1. jordan scene©

    Next step in california will be for it to be illegal for children between the age 14-18 to venture outside between the hours of 11a-3p. Don't want to risk too much exposure to UV rays...

    October 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jordan scene©

    While they're at it they should draft legislation making it unlawful to go in the ocean withing 30 mins of eating.

    October 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jordan scene©

    Meant 'with in' not 'withing'

    October 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Hi fernace been looking 4 u all afternoon r u still here

    October 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Who is here im bored and want to talk PLEASE

    October 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    ....it appears Senator Lieu was inspired by the tanning booth death scene of final destination movie ...rather than take a xanny nanny...he goes canny...

    October 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pico

    Hmmm.... I thought that these same people have been screaming since the 60's that "it's MY body, I should be able to do whatever I want with it!"

    Apparently if you're under 18, you can have an abortion and get a HPV vaccination without any problem, but don't you DARE get a suntan!

    October 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Oh please don't fergit the s-teedee's, the
      h-i-vees and a babino(a)s...

      October 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mmmmm

    on the bright side you can still pierce your eyelid, nose, navel, and tongue...and get that mommy and daddy I hate you tatoo...

    October 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pico

      Too ttrue Mmmmm, but we can take comfort that the evil SALT will soon be outlawed in restaurants, because WE know better than you...

      ...a beautiful world n'est, pas?

      October 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Holdon fellar! Dem shootin' werds! I need mah salt!

      October 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Ok thats fine i can see only chrisy and banasy like me

    October 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eyelawdoc

    Hmmm...in the land of fruits and nuts a teenage girl can get an abortion without parental consent, but she can't get a tan. With misplaced priorities like these is it any wonder the state is bankrupt?

    October 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ***YAWN***


    October 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tif31

    Hello gung hoe

    I hate that everyone is ignoring you tonight. So, whats up dude?

    October 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ZOO

    Jerry Brown just wants to make it easier to identify Dream Act recipients.

    October 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |


    October 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. gung hoe

    There needs to be part time legislature nationwide.To to many laws on the books now.They act like a wife with no kids and sits at home and dwells on things

    October 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
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