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Tanning salon owner has had fill of government regulations

February 4, 2014

Laura Christen is the owner-operator of Electric Paradise Tanning Salon in Decatur. She said a bill pending in the state General Assembly to prevent minors from tanning is unnecessary. Photo by Ashley Thieme

    The owner of a Decatur tanning salon has had her fill of government interference, and is not pleased that Indiana lawmakers are sticking their noses even further into her business.
    A bill that would ban young people from using beds at tanning salons passed 30-17 last month in the state Senate and was sent to the House of Representatives for further discussion.
    Health concerns are driving the legislation, according to media reports.
    Laura Christen owns and operates the Electric Paradise Tanning Salon on North 7th Street in Decatur. She said the safety of her clients has always been at the forefront of her business and she doesn’t need the help of lawmakers.
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