Leadership / 06.20.18
Senate Gives Final Passage to Anti-Ticket Gouging Bill
Original article published on New York State of Politics (06/20/18) by Nick Reisman
New York Senate lawmakers on June 20 cleared the final passage of legislation that would provide new consumer protections for buying tickets in the state, and have passed it on to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill is designed to crack down on ticket resellers who gouge purchasers and subsequently cause market distortion. Under the bill, operators and ticket resellers must disclose fees and surcharges associated with purchasing tickets and prevent the use of a website or URL name that may deceive the public into thinking they are buying a ticket direct instead of from a reseller. The legislation also clamps down on the employment of bots in ticket-purchasing software, while requiring resellers to provide disclosure to purchasers if a ticket has been transferred via the secondary market. “New York is home to some of the world's premier artists, performers and sports teams,” said Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-N.Y.). “Fans deserve every opportunity to see them. This package is a major step forward for consumers and will help them navigate the often complicated process of ticket purchasing.”
Read the full story on the New York State of Politics website.
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