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House Bill 1649


House Bill 1649

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1649 (Updated March 6, 2001 5:36 PM - DI 84)


Restrictions on violent video games. Requires a minor to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or custodian when operating an amusement machine harmful to minors. Requires an establishment that possesses amusement machines harmful to minors to conspicuously post signs on each machine that state that minors may not operate the machine unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or custodian. Requires an establishment to separate by at least ten feet amusement machines harmful to minors from other amusement machines, pinball machines, pool or billiard tables, or bowling machines or alleys. Requires an establishment that possesses amusement machines harmful to minors to conspicuously post signs that state that minors subject to compulsory school attendance may not be in the establishment on a school day after 7 a.m. and before 3:30 p.m. Requires an establishment that possesses amusement machines harmful to minors to prohibit minors subject to compulsory school attendance to be in the establishment on a school day after 7 a.m. and before 3:30 p.m. Makes a violation of this law by an establishment that possesses an amusement machine harmful to minors a Class B infraction and includes civil penalties that increase for repeat offenses that occur within 90 days. Establishes a defense if a minor presents a false driver's license or identification card that states the age of the minor is sufficient to allow the minor to operate an amusement machine harmful to minors without being accompanied by a parent, guardian, or custodian. Provides that a minor who presents false information to an establishment for the purpose of operating an amusement machine harmful to minors without being accompanied by a parent, guardian, or custodian commits a Class B infraction. Provides that a person who represents that the person is a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor for the purpose of allowing the minor to operate an amusement machine harmful to minors commits a Class B infraction. Specifies that certain licensed areas, private industrial or office locations, private clubs, or riverboats are not covered by the requirements of this law.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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