And in the pile of bills being introduced today, the infamous tan ban is back. Again.
Yes, there are a number of people sponsoring this measure I support and whose friendships I treasure. But seriously? Another run at the tan ban? Hopefully, I can persuade them to see common sense. Especially when they’re trying to ban minors from when kids can go outside and use the sun to get their melatonin fix. So, seriously – come on.
“It’s hard enough to be a small business and survive without the government regulating you,” Nagel said. “I feel like this is my business and I treat it responsibly.”
Nagel said her business promotes responsible tanning and enforces certain restrictions for safety purposes, including requiring parental permission for anyone 17 or younger.
“It’s just so frustrating because as small business owners we don’t have thousands of dollars to hire lobbyists,” Nagel said.
“It’s a babysitting bill,” Rozum said. “I don’t think the government should be babysitting what people do.”
It was back in 2013 regarding another measure designed to keep us all safe from ourselves when I noted “Legislators need to leave tanning bans, eating behind the wheel, and other nit-picking nanny state measures alone, and stick to the big issues of keeping taxes low, reducing the bureaucracy, and doing as little damage as possible from January through April.”
What are your thoughts?