Law bans sale of violent video games to children

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 1:02 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma children will no longer be allowed to buy video games with inappropriate and gratuitous violence after the signing of a bill today by Governor Henry.

The governor says parents have the ultimate responsibility for what their children do or see, but the new legislation will provide a tool to ensure young people are not saturated in violence.

The measure was written by Oklahoma City Republican Glenn Coffee and Oklahoma City Democrat Fred Morgan.

Henry signed more than a dozen bills into law today as he took care of all bills pending from the Legislature's regular session.

Lawmakers still must return to the Capitol to pass a state budget.