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Lawmaker proposes 911 tax for cellphone users with prepaid plans

A state lawmaker wants the one in four Arizona cellphone users who are on prepaid plans to join customers with monthly bills in paying toward 911 service. Legislation by Rep. Bob Robson, R–Chandler, would establish a tax of eight–tenths of 1 percent on prepaid wireless plans that would go into the state’s Emergency Telecommunication Services Revolving Fund.

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Bill would bar Arizona salons from letting teens in tanning beds

As a mother of five, Rep. Peggy Judd said she understands why that bronze glow offered by tanning beds is so appealing to teens heading to proms or dance recitals.

But she also looks with worry at studies suggesting that exposure to intense ultraviolet rays can lead to melanoma and other skin cancers.

Judd, a Republican from Willcox, has introduced a bill that would ban establishments from allowing those under 18 into tanning beds.

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