House Introduces Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act
New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that aims to enforce ESRB ratings with required age identification checks, reports Variety. The “Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act”—a bill introduced by Republican representative Lee Terry and Democratic representative Jim Matheson—would require video game retailers to display ESRB ratings and verify a customer’s age when buying an M or AO rated title.
The bill would enforce a $5000 fine for those companies that sell M or AO rated titles to minors. To me, this is one of the best video game ideas the government has had.