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Senate Bill 0135


Senate Bill 0135

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Adult video games. Requires a video game retailer to place a warning label on violent or sexually explicit video games. Prohibits the sale or rental of violent or sexually explicit video games by means of a scanning device that has not been programmed to prompt the sales clerk to ask the purchaser to show identification. Prohibits the sale or rental of a violent or sexually explicit video game to a child less than 18 years of age. Provides affirmative defenses if: (1) certain relatives of the child were involved in the sale or rental; (2) the child used false identification to buy or rent the video game; or (3) the video game was rated appropriate for children less than 18 years of age by the Entertainment Software Rating System. Provides an affirmative defense for a video game retailer if a sales clerk, knowing that the purchaser was a child less than 18 years of age, intentionally sold a violent or sexually explicit video game to a child less than 18 years of age.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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