The Oklahoma bill that would have placed a 1 percent tax on "violent" video games was viciously murdered by the state's House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee on February 20. The bill, submitted by Representative Will Fourkiller, would have placed the tax on Teen, Mature and Adults Only-rated titles. Rep. Fourkiller tried to compromise with the "Oklahoma Task Force on Video Games' Relationship to Obesity and Aggression"... it also failed.
Taxpayers in Oklahoma should probably burst out into song and thank their lucky stars. Similar legislation has been defeated in other states
, with the ESA recouping costs on lawyers fees. California has paid out nearly $2 million
for its unconstitutional
attempts to pass laws on the matter.