A House panel is endorsing a bill that would require teens to get permission from their parents in order to use a tanning bed.
The House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously passed the legislation Wednesday.
The bill requires parental permission for children ages 14 to 17. Children under age 14 would be banned from tanning beds completely.
Steven Mings, a dermatologist in Boise, told lawmakers that the ultraviolet rays in tanning beds are directly linked to the causes of skin cancer.