Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 25, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 25, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Utah Lawmaker Drops Efforts To Pass Violent Game Sales Law
Utah Lawmaker Drops Efforts To Pass Violent Game Sales Law
June 29, 2011 | By Kyle Orland




Utah state representative Michael Morley has reportedly halted his efforts to pass a bill targeted against the sale of violent video game to minors after a similar California bill was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week.

The Deseret News reports that Morley, a Republican who represents Spanish Fork, said he would no longer pursue efforts to pass the law despite features that he feels would help the law pass constitutional muster.

Unlike the struck-down California law, which would have imposed a $1,000 fine on stores that sold violent games to minors, the Utah bill would have allowed parents to sue retailers for false advertising if they sold such games after claiming they would not.

That bill was vetoed by former governor Jon Huntsman -- now a Republican candidate for president -- in 2009, after it passed both chambers of the state house with large majorities.

Following the Supreme Court decision this week, California state Senator Leland Yee, the sponsor of the affected bill, vowed to continue in his efforts to draft a similar law that would pass the court's First Amendment test.

"We're poring through the opinions to see where we can create a pathway for a successful bill that could withstand a challenge," he said. "Even with the existing court, there may be, if we craft the bill differently, there may be a basis for trying to get another hearing within the Supreme Court on this critical matter."


Related Jobs

Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios — Orange County, California, United States
[10.24.14]

Graphics Programmer
Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios — Orange County, California, United States
[10.24.14]

Gameplay Programmer
Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software — Plano, Texas, United States
[10.24.14]

Server Programmer
Giant Sparrow
Giant Sparrow — Playa Vista, California, United States
[10.24.14]

Junior 3D Artist










Comments


Doug Poston
profile image
Hopefully this marks the beginning of the end of politicians trying to pass these silly anti-video game laws.

Todd Boyd
profile image
Can't the parents sue the retailers for false advertising without such a law? I don't see any purpose for this.

Joseph Gonzalez
profile image
These types of bills won’t stop. They’ll keep getting defeated, but they won’t stop.


none
 
Comment: