§61-8E-1. Legislative purpose.
The Legislature finds that the motion picture industry has had
an effective voluntary film rating system for many years. It
further finds that with the advent of movie video cassette sales
and rentals that the variety and number of movie video cassettes
available to the consumer for home use has significantly increased.
This growth in the marketplace has resulted in some film makers and
distributors choosing not to be subject to the voluntary rating
system, putting the consumer in the position of being without the
guidance of such rating system in making rental or purchase
decisions. The Legislature believes that the public has a right to
be informed about movie video cassette ratings or the lack thereof
in making rental or purchase decisions.