(AP) — A Virginia lawmaker is proposing a bill that would prohibit tanning beds in public parks, restaurants and pools, and bars and clubs that serve alcohol.
The proposal is being considered by the state House, which is expected to vote next week.
The bill would also ban the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants and bars that serve alcoholic beverages.
Under the bill, bars and nightclubs that have bars that do not serve alcohol could be fined up to $1,000 and clubs with bar that do serve alcohol would be fined $2,000.
The bill also would bar state and local officials from interfering with a tanning bed installation.
It would prohibit the sale or delivery of tanning products, and require that tanning supplies be shipped in sealed bags to bars and venues.
The ban would apply to all public areas of the state, including parks, beaches, beaches where swimming is permitted and in public pools.