"Advertises that a good or service will not be sold to a certain age group when it is."
That single phrase is the essence of the much-talked about Jack Thompson video game legislation currently under consideration in Utah.
Thompson has forwarded GamePolitics a draft of the measure, dated January 27th. As previously reported, Rep. Mike Morley (R) will sponsor the bill in the legislature (although, based on recent local news reports, Morley doesn’t sound especially enthusiastic about the prospect).
Thompson’s proposal seeks to amend Utah’s existing Truth in Advertising law. If it is successful, game retailers who advertise that they don’t sell M-rated games to underage buyers would be at risk if they did.
Although Thompson often complains that online retailers don’t properly age-gate video game buyers, the current language of the proposal does not address Internet sales.
Document Dump: Grab a copy of the draft legislation here.