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Subdivision 1.Definition.

As used in this section, "restricted video game" means a video game rated AO or M by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Subd. 2.Prohibited acts; penalty.

A person under the age of 17 may not knowingly rent or purchase a restricted video game. A person who violates this subdivision is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25.

Subd. 3.Posted sign required.

A person or entity engaged in the retail business of selling or renting video games from a location or structure with access to the public shall post a sign in a location that is clearly visible to consumers. The sign must display the following language in 30-point font or larger: "A person under the age of 17 is prohibited from renting or purchasing a video game rated AO or M. Violators may be subject to a $25 penalty."


2006 c 246 s 1

NOTE: This section was found unconstitutional and its enforcement permanently enjoined in Entertainment Software Association v. Hatch, 443 F.Supp.2d 1065 (D.Minn. 2006) aff'd 519 F.3d 768 (8th Cir. 2008).