May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1056 proposed by Senator Brown for Senator Reed.
May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1056 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. REPORT BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION REGARDING LABELING INFORMATION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE USE OF INDOOR TANNING DEVICES AND DEVELOPMENT OF SKIN CANCER OR OTHER SKIN DAMAGE.
(a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the ``Secretary''), acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, shall determine--
(1) whether the labeling requirements for indoor tanning devices, including the positioning requirements, provide sufficient information to consumers regarding the risks that the use of such devices pose for the development of irreversible damage to the eyes and skin, including skin cancer; and
(2)(A) whether modifying the warning label required on tanning beds to read, ``Ultraviolet radiation can cause skin cancer'', or any other additional warning, would communicate the risks of indoor tanning more effectively; or
(B) whether there is no warning that would be capable of adequately communicating such risks.
(b) Consumer Testing.--In making the determinations under subsection (a), the Secretary shall conduct appropriate consumer testing, using the best available methods for determining consumer understanding of label warnings.
(c) Public Hearings; Public Comment.--The Secretary shall hold public hearings and solicit comments from the public in making the determinations under subsection (a).
(d) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report that provides the determinations under subsection (a). In addition, the Secretary shall include in the report the measures being implemented by the Secretary to significantly reduce the risks associated with indoor tanning devices.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 7, 2007.)