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Short Titles as Introduced

Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To require ratings label on video games and to prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors.

Actions Overview (1)

01/15/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/18/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/15/2013Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/15/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/15/2013 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade01/18/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/15/2013)

Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act - Prohibits shipping or distributing in interstate commerce, selling, or renting a video game the outside packaging of which does not display a label containing an age-based content rating determined by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to require all retail establishments that sell video games to display information about the ESRB content rating system.

Prohibits any person from selling or renting video games containing the ESRB content rating of: (1) "adults only" to any person under the age of 18, or (2) "mature" to any person under the age of 17.

Treats violations of such requirements and prohibitions as an unfair or deceptive act or practice subject to a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 per violation.