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State lawmakers consider creating video game task force

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published February 26. 2013 7:45AM   Updated February 26. 2013 7:49AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a new state task force to study the effects of violent video games on youth behavior.

The bill would establish the proposed Violent Video Game Task Force within the Department of Children and Families.

Members of the panel, to include representatives from DCF, other state agencies and the General Assembly, would have until Oct. 14 to make recommendations to the legislature and governor on ways to reduce the effects of violent video games on youths.

The legislature's Children's Committee is scheduled to discuss the bill during a public hearing on Tuesday.

Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, played violent video games but it's still unclear what lead to the massacre.

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