'Tanning mom' controversy sparks closer look at local tanning booth misuse
Concern about misuse of tanning booths may be spreading since "tanning mom" ignited nationwide controversy when she was charged with taking her 5-year-old daughter into a booth. She denied the charge, claiming the child was sunburned from playing outdoors.
The 2007 North Dakota Legislature passed a bill restricting minors' access to commercial tanning booths. Children younger than 14 are now prohibited from using these devices without signed permission.