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Utah Representative drops ‘violent game’ bill

29 Jun 2011  by   Paul Younger

After the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the EMA over California’s ‘violent game’ bill, Utah Representative Michael Morley says he will no longer pursue his own (slightly different) videogame bill.
While the Californian bill aimed to make it illegal for US retailers to sell M-rated videogames to minors, the intent of Morley’s bill was to give parents the option to sue retailers that claimed to restrict M-rated game-sales to children but then did so anyway.
A previous version of the Utah bill was vetoed in 2009 by now Republican presidential candidate (then governor) Jon Huntsman.
However, in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, Morley feels this is no longer a cause worth pursuing. “It’s not on my radar to fight that fight,” he said.
Source: Deseret News

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