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Legislator wants to limit tanning for teens

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By Calen McKinney

Legislators have filed two bills aimed at keeping Kentucky's youth healthy. But while some say the bills propose good regulations, they also believe parents ought to make them, and not lawmakers.

If passed, teens might not be able to go tanning without a prescription, and could be required to have another vaccine before continuing their public school education.

State Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, filed a bill on Jan. 31 that calls for teenagers younger than 18 to not be allowed to use a tanning bed without a medical prescription.


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