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Maryland Bans Tanning by Minors

July 10, 2019

Maryland’s Senate and House of Representatives have passed bills that would prohibit those under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state as of October 1, 2019. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and …



Connecticut Passes Sunscreen in Schools Bill

June 13, 2019

July 13, 2019 – Both houses of the Connecticut state legislature have passed a bill permitting students to bring and apply sunscreen while at school, and the legislation now only needs the governor’s signature to become law. Public Act 19-60 allows any …



House Appropriations Committee Takes Important Actions on Melanoma, Cancer Funding and Skin Cancer Prevention

May 20, 2019

On May 8, 2019, by a 30-23 party line vote, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill. The House bill provides $41.1 billion for the National Institutes of Hea …



MRF & MRA Commend Congress for $10 Million Melanoma Research Funding

September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including $10 million in dedicated melanoma research funding in the Conference Agreement o …



Stop the Tanning Tax Repeal

September 14, 2018

Contact your lawmakers today! URGENT: The United States House of Representatives is currently considering a bill called the Save American Workers Act H.R. 3798. Included in this legislation is the repeal of the indoor tanning tax. This 10% tax was crea …