Under the Dome

McCrory signs tanning bed bill

Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Thursday a bill protecting youth from contracting skin cancer at commercial tanning salons, a cause championed by the late state Rep. Jim Fulghum.

The law is named after him, as he sponsored a similar piece of legislation last session, as well as several other health-related bills. The Raleigh physician died last year before his first term was up.

The Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act prohibits tanning bed owners from allowing anyone younger than 18 to use them.

The governor signed House Bill 158 in a ceremony attended by Fulghum’s family, lawmakers and medical officials.

McCrory also signed several other bills Thursday:

▪ HB71 County Commissioner Oath Filing

▪ SB116 Handicapped Parking Windshield Placard

▪ SB123 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

▪ HB79 Contempt for 50C/Scope of Stay for Appeals

▪ HB102 Utility Vehicles/Move Over Changes

▪ HB195 Allow Substitution for Biosimilars

▪ HB437 Create Home Exemptions/Home Renal Procedures

▪ HB434 Handicap Placard/Medical Recertification

▪ HB878 Expand Trustees of the School of Math and Science

▪ SB90 Required Number of Brake Lights

▪ HB659 Controlled Substance/Update Precursor List