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Brown: Bill to Allow Students to Possess Sunscreen at School Passes House

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2018) — A bill authored by State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) to allow students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a physician’s note recently passed the House by a vote of 94 to 2.

Senate Enrolled Act 24 would also allow students to apply sunscreen in any location on school property and allow school personnel to assist a student in the application if the school has written permission from the student’s parent or guardian.

“Sunscreen is crucial to protect students’ skin from the sun,” Brown said. “Eliminating the hassle of requiring our students to have a doctor’s note will encourage them to use sunscreen without a second thought.”

SEA 24 will now be considered by Gov. Eric Holcomb.


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