H.R.231 - The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2009

To require certain warning labels to be placed on video games that are given certain ratings due to violent content. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To require certain warning labels to be placed on video games that are given certain ratings due to violent content. as introduced.
  • Popular: The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2009 as introduced.

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This bill would require that a video game, rated T (Teen) or higher, carry a clear and conspicuous sign reading “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior” (Sec. 1b).
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Official Summary

Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue regulations requiring that a specified warning label be placed on the packaging of any video game that is rated T (Teen) or higher by the Electronics Software Ratings Board.

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