Wisconsin state senator Jon Erpenbach has proposed a new bill that would raise the age of an adult in court from seventeen to eighteen years of age, for non-violent crimes. Democrat Erpenbach has argued that seventeen is too young for a person to be treated as an adult and that they should be given access to juvenile rehabilitation programs instead.

However, Erpenbach has suggested that the resultant increase in juvenile justice system costs should be paid for by a one percent surcharge on video game prices, in addition to the existing five percent state sales tax, according to local television network WEAU.

If approved the bill would see around 60 cents being added to the price of full price games software in Wisconsin and $2.50 to the cost of a Wii console.

What do you guys think about this bill? What would you have to say if this bill becomes Nation Wide?