Saturday, February 5, 2011

Anti-Snooki Bill

Senator Charles Fuschillo, R-Massapequa, apparently wants to kill the dreams of girls under the age of 18 that want to emulate Jersey Shore star Snooki.
Fuschillo has introduced a bill (SB 2917) that would ban people under the age of 18 from using a tanning facility.
What's amusing about this is that Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, D-Long Beach, has introduced a companion bit of legislation (AB 1074), as he has previously done. It is ironic that Weisenberg would be responsible for the Assembly's version because he looks like he has spent half his life tanning or at the very least has stood next to Speaker of the House John Boehner for an extended period of time.
The proposal has moved from the health committee to the codes committee in the Assembly, with the bill in the Senate getting a referral to its health committee on Thursday.
Currently, people over the age of 14 are allowed to live the orange dream. Luckily, though, they still have a defender in Republican Senator Stephen Saland, who previously opposed this bill on the basis that it would intrude on traditional parental duties.
This proposal has never gained much traction in the past and it is unlikely now that the Legislature will be able to overcome the strength of Big Tanning.

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