GamePolitics has a report on a bill being considered by Texas lawmakers that would force convicted sex offenders to submit their gamertags and other "Internet communication identifiers" to law enforcement. GP says that in the strictest interpretation of the law, the offender could be banned from networks like PSN, Xbox Live and Second Life.

The bill, HB 22, is next headed to the House of Representatives and (should it pass there) will move on to the Senate.

In other news, internet video game blog Joystiq.com was given a Golden Giraffe award for avoiding low-hanging fruit and writing the entirety of the "Texas may require sex offenders to report gamertag" post without a single cheap joke. They'd like to thank their mothers, and God.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.