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Lawmaker says not to worry about video games bill

Lawmaker says not to worry about video games bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A state lawmaker says people calling for Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to veto a bill on video game sales don't need to worry about the legislation.

Rep. Michael Morley, R-Spanish Fork, says misleading statements are circulating about House Bill 353.

Groups, including one called the Video Game Voters Network, have started an e-mail writing campaign asking for the veto. The group says that if the bill becomes law it will expose Utah video game stores to frivolous lawsuits.

But Morley says the bill exposes stores to civil action only if they advertise that they don't sell video games rated "Mature" to underaged kids, but then do it anyway.

Morley says the bill includes no criminal penalty and that stores could only face civil action after the third violation.


Information from: Deseret News

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