House approves ban on child use of tanning salons in Colo.

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DENVER — Colorado lawmakers approved a ban on the use of commercial tanning beds by children Wednesday.

The House granted initial approval on a bill Wednesday morning that restricts anyone under the age of 18 from using a commercial tanning bed at salons, according to the Associated Press.

While some Colorado tanning establishments implement an age requirement for the use of their tanning beds, the state is one of the few in the nation to not have legislation around the matter.

Democrats rejected an amendment suggested by Republicans, which allowed 16- and 17-year-olds to use tanning salons with parental consent.

House Bill 1054 now heads to the Senate for a formal vote.