Governor Pat McCrory will sign into law a ban on people under 18 from using tanning salon equipment, according to his communications director.
House Bill 158 would affect approximately 2,600 tanning facilities.
Currently, teenagers 14 to 17 can tan with parental permission. Children under 13 can only tan with a doctor’s note.
This new law will eliminate those provisions and outright ban tanning under 18-years-old.
WNCT 9 On Your Side visited six facilities with tanning equipment to comment on the legislation.
The owners were either unavailable or declined to comment.
Destiny Grizzard used to tan before she turned 18, and she supported this legislation.
“My mom always had to sign for me though,” Grizzard said. “Now that I am over the age of 18, I can kinda see where people are coming from because some kids get in way too young.”
When signed, the law will take effect October 1, 2015.