North Carolina Video Game Bill is Dead

A two-year struggle by State Sen. Julia Boseman to pass video game legislation in North Carolina has quietly failed.

Boseman’s bill, S2, appeared to be on the fast track to passage in mid-2005. However, the measure, which would have prevented underage buyers from purchasing violent games deemed “harmful to minors”, stalled in a North Carolina House committee after cruising through the State Senate in April of last year.

GamePolitics checked with Sen. Boseman’s staff earlier this year and learned that the New Hanover Democrat still held out hope for S2’s passage. However, the bill failed to move. North Carolina’s legislative session ended earlier this week, thus rendering S2 dead.

Through a staff member, Sen. Boseman confirmed yesterday that she plans to revive the measure in next year’s session – if she is re-elected. Boseman will be opposed in November by Republican Al Roseman in what is expected to be a hard-fought electoral battle.

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