Three U.S. Senators unveiled the Family Entertainment Protection Act, which would fine managers of retail stores that are caught selling Mature (M), Adults Only (AO), or Ratings Pending (RP) rated games to minors. Store managers would be fined up to $1,000 or 100 hours of community service for a first offense, and $5,000 or 500 hours of community service for each subsequent offense.
"Video games are hot holiday items, and there are certainly wonderful games that help our children learn and increase hand and eye coordination," Clinton said in a statement. "However, there are also games that are just not appropriate for our nation's youth. This bill will help empower parents by making sure their kids can't walk into a store and buy a video game that has graphic, violent and pornographic content."