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Brown signs California health care legislation
San Francisco Chronicle

Racing to finish work on bills from state lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three health care bills, including two designed to protect teenagers from skin cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

One bill will make California the first state to make it illegal for teenagers than 18 to use tanning beds.

The second will let children as young as 12, without their parents’ consent, be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, known as HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer.