H.R. 287 (113th): Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act


Jan 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim Matheson

Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To require ratings label on video games and to prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors.

Summary (CRS)

1/15/2013--Introduced.Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act - Prohibits shipping or distributing in interstate commerce, selling, or renting a video game the outside packaging of which does not display a label containing ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 15, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 287”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 5990 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 7, 2008

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