Video Game Law Blog

May 19, 2006

The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill which targets the customer side the video game retail transaction "? the bill makes it a petty misdemeanour for a person younger than 17 to knowingly rent or purchase a video game with an ESRB rating of M (Mature) or AO (Adults Only). Violators will be subject to a fine of up to $25.

Jeff Johnson, one of the bill's authors, says that video games are full of 'absolutely disgusting stuff"?. Mr. Johnson, who is running to be Minnesota's Attorney General, acknowledges that the bill is open to constitutional challenge.

Information on Minnesota Bill SF0785: http://shorl.com/gofrividrehabu

Coverage at http://shorl.com/dujugostosapry (GameSpot)