Substitute Senate Bill No. 119

Public Act No. 01-54

AN ACT CONCERNING VIDEO GAMES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) No owner of a business for profit where video games, including a violent point and shoot video simulator, are provided for entertainment shall permit a person under the age of eighteen to operate a violent point and shoot video simulator. A violent point and shoot video simulator is a device that involves a game in which one or more individuals fire simulated firearms at a video screen which displays, as a target, any type of representation of a human being including, but not limited to, video, photographic or animated, or silhouette of a human being.

(b) Any such owner as provided in subsection (a) of this section who permits a person under the age of eighteen to operate a violent point and shoot video simulator in violation of this section shall be assessed a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for each violation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. The Attorney General, upon complaint of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall institute a civil action to recover such penalty.

Vetoed May 31, 2001