Regulation of beauty pageants for girls 13 and under?

A bill proposed by Rep. Mobley would study the regulation of beauty pageants for girls 13 and under in North Carolina. From the bill:

SECTION 2. The Committee shall study the regulation of beauty pageants for youth under 13 years of age in North Carolina. In conducting the study, the Committee shall consider issues related to the following:

(1)        How youth under 13 years of age are affected by competing in beauty pageants, both positive and negative.

(2)        Any data regarding regulation of the beauty pageant industry in this State as related to youth under 13 years of age.

(3)        Legislation adopted by other states addressing the regulation of beauty pageants for youth under 13 years of age.

(4)        The appropriate agency to regulate the beauty pageant industry for youth under 13 years of age in this State.

(5)        The criteria under which beauty pageants for youth under 13 years of age should be regulated in this State, including minimum age requirements of participants, requirements for parental involvement, and any restrictions as related to the use of excessive makeup and competition focus areas.

(6)        Any other issues the Committee considers relevant to the study.

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