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AB-1935 Video games: rating system.(2011-2012)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1935


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Fong

February 22, 2012


An act to amend Section 20650 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to video games.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1935, as introduced, Fong. Video games: rating system.
Existing law requires a video game retailer to post a sign providing information about a video game rating system or notifying consumers that a rating system is available to aid in the selection of a game, and to make available, upon request, information explaining the system.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 20650 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

20650.
 (a) For the purposes of this subdivision section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Video game retailer” means a person who sells or rents video games to the public.
(2) “Video game” means an object or device that stores recorded data or instructions, receives data or instructions generated by a person who uses it, and, by processing the data or instructions, creates an interactive game capable of being played, viewed, or experienced on or through a computer, gaming system, console, or other technology.
(b) Every video game retailer shall post a sign providing information to consumers about a video game rating system or notifying consumers that a rating system is available to aid in the selection of a game. The sign shall be posted within the retail establishment in a prominent area.
(c) A video game retailer shall make available to consumers, upon request, information that explains the video game rating system.