Chris Christie Cracks Down On The Scourge Of “Tan Mom”

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this morning signed a bill outlawing the use of tanning beds by minors—with a partial exemption for 17-year-olds accompanied by their parents. The legislation emerged after last year’s “Tan Mom” incident in which a mother tried to bring her 5-year-old daughter into the tanning booth. “Governmental regulation of the private sector should always be carefully scrutinized, and sparingly adopted,” Christie said in a statement. “The new restrictions imposed by this bill followed a single but breathlessly reported incident of a parent bringing a minor child into a tanning facility.” [New York Daily News]