Feb 25, 2012

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Oklahoma Violent Game Tax Defeated

Oklahoma Violent Game Tax Defeated

Oklahoma House Bill 2696 has seen better days. The bill, which would have placed a one percent excise tax on the sale of “violent” video games,  has been defeated by the House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee.

When asked to withdraw the proposed bill, Representative Will Fourkiller attempted to create a task force based around video games and its influence on obesity and aggression. This was quickly combated by the Oklahoma Video Game Voters Network which stated that there is no evidence linking video games with real world violence or obesity.

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[Source: IndustryGamers]