A coalition of groups is supporting proposed Missouri legislation to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning devices.

State Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O’Fallon) speaks on the Missouri House floor in March 2017 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

The “Missouri Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Coalition” has called a 9:30 press conference for Wednesday morning at the Statehouse in Jefferson City.

They’ll be joined by State Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, who’s sponsoring the bill.

The coalition says skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with rates rising for the past 30 years.

Schroer told Missourinet’s Alisa Nelson in December that “tanning even one time before you’re 25 can dramatically increase your chances of getting melanoma.”

The coalition, which will include organizations, providers, cancer survivors and parents, will be unveiled at the press conference.