Oklahoma State Representative William Fourkiller has introduced a bill to introduce extra taxes on games rated teen or higher.
Bill HB 2696 wants a 1 per cent rise in tax on games rated by the ESRB as Teen, Mature or Adults Only. According the bill, that money would then go towards programmes combatting bullying and obesity in children.
The bill describes the situation as an emergency.
"It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval."
If passed, HB 2696 would come into effect July 1.