The New York State Senate has recently been working to make New York minor gamers suffer. Republican bill S.5888 aimed to start an "Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence", which basically is a checks-and-balances system on the ESRB. It shot through the legal process with the speed and grace of a greased pig through a high school.
Said minors in New York have a new piece of legislation to worry about : Democrat-sponsored bill A08696. If it gets ratified within 120 days, then anyone who sells/rents "any game which contains 'depraved violence' or 'indecent images'." will have to deal with a class E felony charge.
To all you non-Americans out there: A felony charge is no small matter. It prevents an American from voting, owning a fire-arm, or getting a good job (would you hire someone who's been charged with a felony?).
This bill also has provisions for parental controls on consoles, the previously mentioned checks-and-balances system, and much more over-protective, semi-legal legislation. Most people would flag this bill as being unconstitutional. The law makers already thought of this, and found a crafty way to get around such a "minor inconvenience" as the Constitution of the United States.