Quinn Bans Minors From Using Tanning Beds
Updated: Friday, August 16 2013, 02:39 PM CDT
Jade Sisti and Skylar Burgar are two cheerleaders who use tanning salons.
"You look a lot better in the uniform if you have some color," Sisti said.
"The black kind of washes you out and so does the orange in our uniforms," Skylar Burgar said. These two students say they don't go overboard with darkening their skin.
Come next year, they won't be able to go near a tanning bed. "They're just taking another right away from us. And there's a lot of other legal things out there that can harm you," Jade Sisti said.
Governor Pat Quinn says he signed the legislation to spare families from "serious and preventable" health problems. "The younger you are the more dangerous it is for you," alderman, Sam Cahnman, said.
Alderman Cahnman recently help get a law passed in Springfield from banning minors from using tanning beds. He backs Governor Quinn and other supporters of the law.
"Parents should not be given permission to sign off to do things that harm their children," Cahnman said.
"It's not really a problem unless you tan a lot," Jade Sisti told us. She says she may go tan for 15 minutes once a week.
Her mother didn't mind her doing it. After January, she will have to settle for using spray tanning products.
"That would be my parents job to tell me not that I couldn't tan, not politics," Jade Sisti said.
Story by NewsChannel20.