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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5735

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2188

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. HOVEY, 112th Dist.

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON CERTAIN VIDEO GAMES.

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

That the general statutes be amended to establish a sales tax on the sale of video games rated "mature" at a rate of ten per cent on the entire sales price and to require the moneys derived from such sales tax be used by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purpose of developing informational materials to educate families on the warning signs of video game addiction and antisocial behavior.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide funds for education concerning the danger of violent video games.