99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Location-based Video Game Protection Act. Provides that
within 2 business days of receiving a request from the real property owner,
manager, or custodian, the developer of a location-based video game shall
remove from its location-based video game an ecologically sensitive site or
location, historically significant site or location, site or location on
private property, or site or location otherwise deemed as dangerous by the
real property owner, manager, or custodian. Requires the developer of a
location-based video game to provide an easily accessible procedure for
removal of ecologically sensitive sites or locations, historically
significant sites or locations, sites or locations on private property, or
sites or locations otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property
owner, manager, or custodian from its location-based video game. Allows for
civil enforcement of the Act by a real property owner, manager, or
custodian, and a civil fine of up to $100 for each day a developer of a
location-based video game is in violation of the Act. Defines terms.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be referred to as the
Location-based Video Game Protection Act.
For the purposes of this Act:
"Developer of a location-based video game" means any person
or business entity which has made or developed and owns the
rights to a location-based video game, including any person or
business entity which acquires the controlling intellectual
property rights to the location-based video game from another
person or business entity.
"Ecologically sensitive site or location" means any area
designated by federal, State, or unit of local government for
protection from development or damage due to the presence of
endangered species or threatened species as defined in Section
2 of the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.
"Historically significant site or location" means any site
or location that has been designated by federal, State, or unit
of local government for preservation as a landmark, or any
other site or location that the federal, State, or unit of
local government may designate as historically significant.
"Location-based video game" means a game primarily played