Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 060998
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File Number: 060998 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-573-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: URGE STORES NOT TO SELL GRAPH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TO MINORS Introduced: 3/29/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/9/2006
Agenda Date: 5/9/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A26
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING STORES AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS NOT TO SELL, RENT, OR MAKE AVAILABLE GRAPHICALLY VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TO MINORS
Indexes: CHILDREN
  VIDEO AND FILM
  VIOLENCE
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/9/2006 11A26 Adopted P
REPORT: During consideration of changes to today's agenda, Commissioner Rolle requested to be listed as a co-sponsor to the foregoing proposed resolution.

Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 4/11/2006 2D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Daron Fitch read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Sosa noted that education would deter children from using violent video games. Chairwoman Sosa also stressed that ID’s should be implemented to deny under-aged children access to violent video games.

County Attorney 3/29/2006 Assigned Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 4/11/2006

County Attorney 3/29/2006 Assigned Evan Grob

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING STORES AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS NOT TO SELL, RENT, OR MAKE AVAILABLE GRAPHICALLY VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TO MINORS

BODY
WHEREAS, graphically violent video games may encourage users of the game, particularly children, to engage in criminal or hateful activity and make children suffer deleterious effects on their psychological well-being; and
WHEREAS, the objectives that these games promote are in conflict with the objectives of law enforcement and make their jobs more difficult; and
WHEREAS, as a result of minors viewing these games and engaging in criminal or hateful activity, Miami-Dade County will be required to provide more monies in the area of enforcement and abatement measures; and
WHEREAS, these video games' objectives are incompatible with the moral fabric of the community,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, this Board urges stores and other establishments not to sell, rent, or make available graphically violent video games to minors. Furthermore, the Board of County Commissioners encourages these establishments to require photo identification in order to insure that only individuals eighteen years of age or older purchase or rent said games.



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