senate Bill S2327

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that persons who sell or rent video games shall display a warning with respect to the relationship between playing video games and epileptic seizures

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Jan 18, 2011 referred to consumer protection

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S2327 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2438
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง399-ff, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3031, A4004
2013-2014: A464
2015-2016: A2507

S2327 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that persons who sell or rent video games shall display a warning sign with respect to the relationship between playing video games and epileptic seizures; establishes penalties for a violation of such provisions.

S2327 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2327 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 2327                                                  A. 2438

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, LARKIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Consumer Protection

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  epilepsy warnings on video games

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-ff to read as follows:
  S 399-FF. VIDEO GAME;  EPILEPSY  WARNING.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  THE  TERM  "VIDEO  GAME" SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE ANY VIDEO GAME
SYSTEM, VIDEO GAME  CARTRIDGE,  VIDEO  GAME  COMPACT  DISC,  VIDEO  GAME
DIGITAL  VERSATILE  DISC  OR  DIGITAL  VIDEO DISC, VIDEO GAME COMPONENT,
VIDEO GAME ACCESSORY, OR VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER OF ANY VARIETY.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO SELLS, OFFERS FOR SALE,  RENTS  OR  OFFERS  TO  RENT
VIDEO  GAMES TO THE PUBLIC SHALL DISPLAY A SIGN OR POSTER IN A PROMINENT
OR CONSPICUOUS LOCATION WITHIN THE AREA WHERE SUCH VIDEO GAMES ARE  SOLD
OR  RENTED  WHICH  HAS PRINTED THEREON AN EPILEPSY WARNING. SUCH WARNING
SHALL BE IN LETTERS OF NOT LESS THAN THIRTY POINT TYPE AND SHALL CONTAIN
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
                            "EPILEPSY WARNING
                 READ BEFORE USING YOUR VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
  MEDICAL RESEARCH INDICATES A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF  THE  POPULATION  MAY
EXPERIENCE  EPILEPTIC  SEIZURES OR SEIZURE-LIKE SYMPTOMS WHEN EXPOSED TO
CERTAIN STIMULI, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIGHT PATTERNS, FLASHING
LIGHTS OR CERTAIN PATTERNS OF BACKGROUNDS  ON  A  TELEVISION  SCREEN  OR
VIDEO  MONITOR.  EXPOSURE TO THESE STIMULI WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES MAY
INDUCE AN EPILEPTIC SEIZURE OR SEIZURE-LIKE SYMPTOMS IN  THESE  INDIVID-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07667-01-1

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