Event Ticket Sales And Resales Regulation
With regard to event ticket sales and resales, the bill repeals provisions prohibiting certain restrictions on ticket resales and instead limits a reseller from advertising, offering for sale, or contracting to resell tickets or accepting payment for a resale ticket unless the reseller has possession of the ticket or has a written contract to obtain the ticket from the person who possesses it and the ticket matches the advertised description of the ticket. The bill also specifies that terms or conditions on the original sale of a ticket, including limits on transferability, are permissible.
With regard to online ticket sales, the bill adds the following as deceptive trade practices:
- Using or causing to be used a website to display a trademarked or copyrighted URL, title, image, or other symbol without written consent; or
- Using or causing to be used a website to display text, images, web designs, or internet addresses, which website is substantially similar to another website, without written consent.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)