Bill Detail: SB23-060

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Title Consumer Protection In Event Ticketing Sales
Status Governor Vetoed (06/06/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Financial Services & Commerce
House Sponsors L. Daugherty (D)
M. Lindsay (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
M. Baisley (R)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/19/2023

The bill amends consumer protection law regarding ticket sales
and resales for events. Section 1 of the bill amends definitions related to
event ticket sales to:
  • Specify that a reseller includes an event operator who
acts as a reseller of event tickets; and
  • Define a rights holder as a person with initial ownership
rights to sell a ticket to an event.
Current law imposes certain restrictions on the resale of tickets.
Section 1 exempts from those ticket resale restrictions tickets to events
that are initially offered at no charge or as part of a charitable event or for
tickets that are offered in compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
Section 1 also allows an event operator to revoke or restrict tickets
that are purchased or sold through deceptive trade practices.
Section 2 specifies that a person engages in deceptive trade
practices when, in the course of the person's business, vocation, or
occupation, the person:
  • Uses computer software or systems that run automated
tasks to purchase tickets to events or to circumvent or
disable ticket limitation and security measures;
  • Displays trademarked, copyrighted, or substantially similar
web designs, URLs, or other images and symbols without
the consent of the trademark or copyright holder, operator,
or rights holder;
  • Sells a ticket to an event without disclosing the total cost of
the ticket, including the cost of any service charge or other
fees that must be paid, or displays service charges and fees
less prominently than the total price of the ticket;
  • Increases the price of a ticket once the ticket has been
selected for purchase, with the exception of adding delivery
fees; or
  • Advertises, offers for sale, or contracts for the resale of a
ticket unless the ticket conforms to its description as
advertised, the person has possession or constructive
possession of the ticket, and the person has permission
from the rights holder.
Section 2 also outlines a civil penalty structure for transactions in
which one or more tickets are sold or acquired in a manner that
constitutes a deceptive trade practice.

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