SENATE BILL No. 249

 

 

February 24, 2005, Introduced by Senators CLARKE, CROPSEY, CHERRY, BASHAM, OLSHOVE, HARDIMAN, PRUSI, SWITALSKI, BROWN, BIRKHOLZ, GOSCHKA, GARCIA, STAMAS, JACOBS, SCOTT, VAN WOERKOM, KUIPERS, CLARK-COLEMAN, ALLEN, HAMMERSTROM, BRATER and SCHAUER and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

 

"The Michigan penal code,"

 

(MCL 750.1 to 750.568) by adding section 143a.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 143a. (1) A person shall not sell or rent a restricted

 

video game to a person who is less than 17 years of age. As used in

 

this section, "restricted video game" means a video game rated AO

 

(adults only) or M (mature) by the entertainment software rating

 

board.

 

     (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a

 

misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or

 


a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.