A Chica­go law­mak­er has put fourth a new bill that seeks to ban the sale or rental of vio­lent video games to any­one. The bill, HB3531, wants to amend the Vio­lent Video Games Law in the state of Illi­nois’ Crim­i­nal Code of 2012 to make it more extreme.

The cur­rent code states that vio­lent video games can­not be sold or rent­ed to minors, but the new bills wish­es to ban the sale of all vio­lent video games to every­one. Addi­tion­al­ly, the bill wants to change the def­i­n­i­tion of “vio­lent video game” to the following:

A video game that allows a user or play­er to con­trol a char­ac­ter with­in the video game that is encour­aged to per­pet­u­ate human-on-human vio­lence in which the play­er kills or oth­er­wise caus­es seri­ous phys­i­cal or psy­cho­log­i­cal harm to anoth­er human or an animal.”

This bill also wants to change the def­i­n­i­tion of “seri­ous phys­i­cal harm” to include  “psy­cho­log­i­cal harm and child abuse, sex­u­al abuse, ani­mal abuse, domes­tic vio­lence, vio­lence against women, or motor vehi­cle theft with a dri­ver or pas­sen­ger present inside the vehi­cle when the theft begins.” 

The bill was intro­duced this week into the 102nd Gen­er­al Assem­bly by Illi­nois state rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mar­cus C. Evans, a democrat.

HB3531 has been referred to the Illi­nois Gen­er­al Assem­bly’s Rules Com­mit­tee, con­sist­ing of three democ­rats and two repub­li­cans. A hear­ing date has not been set for the bill, accord­ing to the Gen­er­al Assem­bly web­site.

Evans spoke with the Chica­go Sun Times about the bill, sit­ing his rea­son for the intro­duc­ing it was the rise in car­jack­ings through­out Chica­go. The bill would pro­hib­it the sale of some of these games that pro­mote the activ­i­ties that we’re suf­fer­ing from in our com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.