|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 13, 2009||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S699
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S699 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
S699 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S699 REVISED 01/14/09 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting sale of certain video games to minors PURPOSE : This bill would prevent minors under the age of 18 from purchasing video games that have a mature or violent rating, and it requires the purchaser to show a valid form of identification in order to purchase the game. These games, containing adult images such as morbid violence, rape, alcohol and illegal drug use, as well as other malicious acts, are not appropriate for children under 18. This legislation will regulate the sale of such games. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 adds a new section 391-q to the General Business Law, to prohibit the sale or rental of video games with a "mature" or "violent" rating to any individual under the age of 18. It also requires retailers or rental outlets to request identification from individuals seeking to buy or rent these products. Section 2 is a severability clause. Section 3 establishes an effective date.
S699 - Bill Text download pdf
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