Reselling Tickets

Suggested State Legislation: This Act requires prohibits reselling tickets within a certain distance from the event ticket and requires ticket resellers to provide refunds when events are cancelled.

Submitted as:
Connecticut
Public Act 07-206
Status: Enacted into law in 2007.

Suggested State Legislation: 2009 Docket

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Section 1. [Short Title.] This Act shall be cited as “An Act Concerning Reselling Tickets to Entertainment Events.”

Section 2. [Limiting When and Where Tickets Can be Resold.]
(a) No person shall resell, offer to resell or solicit the resale of a ticket to an entertainment event, including, but not limited to, a sporting event, a concert or a theatrical or operatic performance, on the day of such event, within [one thousand five hundred feet] of the physical structure where such event is scheduled to take place, if such resale is not authorized in writing by the owner or operator of such structure or event or a duly authorized agent of such owner or operator.
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply to a ticket reseller who resells a ticket for not greater than the face value printed on the ticket or maintains a permanent office within [one thousand five hundred feet] of the physical structure where the entertainment event is scheduled to take place provided such reseller sells, offers to resell or solicits the resale of a ticket only within the premises of such office in person, by mail, telephone or over the Internet.
(c) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a [class A misdemeanor].

Section 3. [Requiring Ticket Resellers to Provide Refunds and Related Information to Ticket Purchasers.]
(a) Any person who resells a ticket to an entertainment event, including, but not limited to, a sporting event, a concert or a theatrical or operatic performance, shall refund to the purchaser of such ticket the full amount, including all service fees and delivery charges, paid by the purchaser for such ticket if any of the following occurs:
(1) The event for which the ticket is resold is cancelled;
(2) the ticket received by the purchaser does not grant the purchaser admission to

(2) the ticket received by the purchaser does not grant the purchaser admission to the event described on the ticket; or
(3) the ticket fails to conform to its description as advertised by the ticket reseller.
(b) A person who resells a ticket pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall provide the purchaser of such ticket with such ticket reseller’s name, address and telephone number or other information necessary to allow such purchaser to contact such ticket reseller to obtain a refund of the ticket price, if necessary.
(c) A violation of this section 3 of this Act is a [class B misdemeanor].

Section 4. [Severability.] [Insert severability clause.]

Section 5. [Repealer.] [Insert repealer clause.]

Section 6. [Effective Date.] [Insert effective date.]

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