Connecticut State Representative Debralee Hovey (R-112th District) isn't the only one that introduced a bill in the January session apparently. Connecticut State Senator Toni Nathaniel Harp (D-10th District) introduced S.B. No. 328, "An Act Concerning Minors and Violent Point-and-shoot video Games." The proposed bill aims to "prevent minors from using violent point-and-shoot video games in public arcades."
The bill would amend state statues to prohibit arcade machine operators and public arcade owners from allowing anyone under the age of 18 to use games that involve "point-and shoot" gameplay. The bill does not address what ratings these games might have (would it prohibit the use of games by minor even if they are rated "Teen" by the ESRB) or what the penalty for operators or businesses that violate the statue.
The full text of the bill can be found below:
AN ACT CONCERNING MINORS AND VIOLENT POINT-AND-SHOOT VIDEO GAMES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That the general statutes be amended to prohibit a for profit business from allowing a person under the age of eighteen from operating a violent point-and-shoot video simulator on the premises of such business.
Statement of Purpose:
To prevent minors from using violent point-and-shoot video games in public arcades.
Sen. Harp represents New Haven. You can find contact information for her office here.