SEATTLE – A number of new laws took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday ranging from what you put on your body to what you put in it.
As of now, indoor tanners nationwide will have to spend a little more green to look a little more bronze. A 10 percent excise tax for indoor tanning is part of the national health care reform act. About 30 million Americans use tanning beds each year, with the average cost of a session at about $17.
In Washington state, the sales tax on a can of soda goes up two cents. Similar increases to candy, beer and bottled water were already in effect.
Tattoo artists, body piercers and permanent make-up technicians must be licensed.
Stores in Washington and Oregon can no longer sell high phosphorous detergents.