Violent video games targeted by legislators

Three bills have been filed by state legislators seeking to limit the role violent video games have on children.

Sen. Toni Harp, D-New Haven, is proposing that arcades and other for-profit businesses prohibit minors from using “violent point-and-shoot video” games.

Rep. DebraLee Hovey, whose district includes Newtown, is proposing a new 10 percent sales tax on video games that are rated “mature.”

The funding would go to “developing informational materials to educate families on the warning signs of video game addiction and antisocial behavior.”

Sen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, and Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, are proposing a task force be created with the only purpose to study the “effects of violent video games on youth behavior.”