|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 03, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8173
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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- Delivered to Governor
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S8173 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8173 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits an augmented reality game developer from developing any augmented reality game that causes or allows any in-game objective to be located at, or accessible within a one hundred foot radius of the digital location corresponding with the recorded place of residence of a sex offender as defined in Article 6-C of the correction law; defines "augmented reality game" to be a digital application or game, typically accessed on mobile devices, including but not limited to: smartphones; tablets; or augmented reality glasses… (view more) which causes users to physically move to and/or personally interact with locations outside the user's place of residence for the purpose of achieving goals or moving from place to place within the game; authorizes attorney general enforcement.
S8173 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8173 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general business law, in relation to augmented reality games PURPOSE : This bill will create a new class of digital games in the general business law, and will ensure that in-game objectives are not located near sex offenders' residences. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Defines augmented reality games, developers, and associated in-game objectives. Mandates that augmented reality game developers shall not cause or allow any in-game objectives to be located within a one hundred foot radius of any registered sex offender's home (for addresses that are listed on the Division of Criminal Justice Service's website). Augmented reality game developers must update their in-game location exclusions at least once per month. Empowers the attorney general enforce this section via civil action or proceeding. The attorney general may issue a daily fine of up to one hundred dollars for each in-game location that is non-conforming.
S8173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8173 I N S E N A T E August 3, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, SAVINO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to augmented real- ity 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 391-u to read as follows: S 391-U. AUGMENTED REALITY GAME. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "AUGMENTED REALITY GAME" SHALL BE A DIGITAL APPLICATION OR GAME, TYPICALLY ACCESSED ON MOBILE DEVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SMARTPHONES; TABLETS; OR AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES; WHICH CAUSES USERS TO PHYSICALLY MOVE TO AND/OR PERSONALLY INTERACT WITH LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE USER'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACHIEVING GOALS OR MOVING FROM PLACE TO PLACE WITHIN THE GAME. (B) "IN-GAME OBJECTIVE" SHALL BE ANY ELEMENT OF THE GAME WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE AT A SPECIFIC DIGITAL LOCATION OR MULTIPLE DIGITAL LOCATIONS. (C) "DIGITAL LOCATION" SHALL BE THE IN-GAME LOCATION ANALOGUE TO AN EXISTING PHYSICAL ADDRESS IN THE REAL WORLD, MAPPED BY MEANS OF DIGITAL INFORMATION PROCESSED WITHIN THE GAME THAT CORRESPONDS TO ACTUAL ADDRESSES AND/OR GPS COORDINATES. (D) "AUGMENTED REALITY GAME DEVELOPER" SHALL MEAN ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS ENTITY WHICH HAS DEVELOPED AND OWNS THE RIGHTS TO AN AUGMENTED REALITY GAME. IN THE EVENT THAT A DEVELOPER SELLS THE CONTROLLING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO ANOTHER ENTITY AND NO LONGER MAINTAINS CONTROL OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUGMENTED REALITY GAME, THE NEW CONTROLLING ENTITY SHALL BE CONSIDERED THE DEVELOPER. 2. NO AUGMENTED REALITY GAME DEVELOPER SHALL CAUSE OR ALLOW ANY IN-GAME OBJECTIVE TO BE LOCATED AT, OR ACCESSIBLE WITHIN A ONE HUNDRED FOOT RADIUS OF THE DIGITAL LOCATION CORRESPONDING WITH THE REPORTED PLACE OF RESIDENCE OF A SEX OFFENDER SUBJECT TO LIFETIME REGISTRATION AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, AS REPORTED ON THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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