As reported by GamePolitics , the New York Senate and Assembly are currently trying to work out language in competing bills in an effort to pass video game legislation by June 21st, the end of the session.
The New York Times, however, sees gloomy prospects for the video game bill:
"Violent and sexually explicit video games can be repulsive and demeaning. But banning them as [Governor] Spitzer [left] and legislators want to do probably will not pass muster in the courts. Also, the defense of such laws can be expensive - Illinois paid out more than $1,500,000 in taxpayer funds when courts found that its effort to ban violent videos was unconstitutional."