The General Assembly's Public Health Committee took no action Friday on legislation that would have required residents under 18 to get parental consent before using a tanning bad, according to the Hartford Courant. Friday was the last day the committee had to approve or reject the proposal.
Dr. Andrea Asnes, a professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, told the Courant that the committee's decision to not take action is "an embarrassment" for Connecticut.
The proposal, , would have fined tanning salon owners up to $100 if they didn't comply. The state currently requires residents under 16 to get parental consent before using a tanning bed.