Utah Lawmaker Won't Pursue Anti-Game Legislation


Posted June 30, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

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In what may be a response to the Supreme Court's recent pro-gaming decision, Utah legislator Michael Morley says he will not pursue anti-gaming legislation in that state. When asked if he planned to continue pursuing the passage of his own anti-game bill, Morley told Utah's Deseret News, "It's not on my radar to fight that fight," 

Morley says the bill he wrote would not have been deemed unconstitutional like the California law, in that it wouldn't directly punish retailers for selling violent and/or sexual games to children. Instead, Morley's bill aimed to allow parents to sue retailers for false advertising if they sold violent games to kids. The bill was passed in Utah, but vetoed by former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. over concerns it would hurt business and Free Speech.

Although Morley said he feels his bill would have been deemed constitutional, he's not going to pursue it. That ship, as they say, has sailed.

I'd like to congratulate Morley on his decision. Hopefully, we'll see the end of lawmakers wasting time and resources pursuing imaginary evils in video games, and instead focus on real problems, specifically, MY problems.

Source: Deseret News

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Utah Lawmaker Won't Pursue Anti-Game Legislation


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