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Florida Lawmaker Proposes Video Game Law

Filed under: Video Game Politics
Posted by Jeremy on October 28, 2005 3:48 PM
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In a case of law plagiarism, Florida state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, has introduced a bill that is almost identical to the recent California bill signed into law by movie and video game star, Arrrnohld. The bill seeks to ban violent video games from children, something that we have expressed our views upon and which you can read more about in our Game Politics section. Anyway, what I find most interesting is Diaz de la Portilla's ongoing campaign finance ethics violations, "In 2001 the Elections Commission imposed a $311,000 fine on the senator after finding him guilty of 311 violations of the law." Wow. 311 violations of the law. That must be a new record. So, why the video game bill? Because it's convenient, easy, and looks good to voters. Don't worry about the fact that it's unconstitutional and doesn't help to alleviate the problem. When will they ever learn?

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