New Video Game Labeling Bill Introduced Today in Congress

UPDATE: Read the bill here.  (Credit: The Hill)

GamePolitics has learned that a new video game labeling bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement that the CDC would study the effects of violent video games and other media, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) has introduced bill H.R. 287, which would "require ratings label on video games" and "prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors."

While details on the bill have not been published – including co-sponsors (if any) or the actual text of the bill – we do know that it was introduced today and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

The bill will likely contain the same or similar language found in the video game labeling act introduced by sponsors Joe Baca (D-Calif.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) last year.

We will have more on H.R. 287 as further details are revealed.

 

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