Last week, the Capitol Crud (the flu that's been making the rounds under the dome) kept Rep. Lynne DiSanto (R-35/Rapid City) from attending Thursday's House Health and Human Services hearing and casting the deciding vote on House Bill 1166, this year's effort to restrict minors' use of tanning beds.

I visited with Rep. DiSanto today at the Capitol. She's back in fine fettle and ready to pull HB 1166 out of limbo and cast it into perdition. Rep. DiSanto says she won't let her own kids use tanning beds (boys, go out and get some real sun!), but she prefers parental control to government regulation of fake-bakery.

So unless HB 1166 prime sponsor Rep. Scott Munsterman (R-7/ Brookings) can change one mind tomorrow morning, his youth tan-ban is toast.