Tax on violent video games to pay for school safety? That’s one lawmaker’s suggestion

Jan Murphy | Friday, February 8, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

A state lawmaker wants to make gamers pay more to feed their appetite for video games that involve blood, gore, death and destruction.

Under the legislation offered by Rep. Christopher Quinn, R-Delaware County, the cost of video games rated as suitable for mature or adult audiences sold in Pennsylvania would be subject to a new 10 percent tax. The revenue raised from this tax on “M” or “AO” rated video games would go toward supporting school safety measures.

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