senate Bill S8123

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to automated ticket purchasing software

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10713 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.472
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1983
substituted for s8123
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a10713
ordered to third reading cal.1983
Jun 13, 2016 referred to rules

S8123 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10713
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §25.24, Arts & Cul L

S8123 - Summary

Relates to automated ticket purchasing software.

S8123 - Sponsor Memo

S8123 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8123

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to  auto-
  mated ticket purchasing software

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 25.24 of the arts  and  cultural  affairs  law,  as
added by chapter 151 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  25.24.  [Automated  ticket] TICKET purchasing software. 1. The term
"[automated]  ticket  purchasing  software"  shall  mean,  any  machine,
device,  computer  program  or computer software that [navigates or runs
automated tasks  on  retail  ticket  purchasing  websites  in  order  to
bypass], ON ITS OWN OR WITH HUMAN ASSISTANCE, BYPASSES security measures
[to  purchase  tickets]  OR  ACCESS  CONTROL  SYSTEMS ON A RETAIL TICKET
PURCHASING PLATFORM, OR OTHER CONTROLS OR MEASURES ON  A  RETAIL  TICKET
PURCHASING PLATFORM THAT ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTING A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF
TICKETS  THAT  CAN  BE  PURCHASED, TO PURCHASE TICKETS.  FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE TERM "RETAIL TICKET PURCHASING PLATFORM" SHALL MEAN  A
RETAIL  TICKET  PURCHASING  WEBSITE, APPLICATION, PHONE SYSTEM, OR OTHER
TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM USED TO SELL TICKETS.
  2. (A) It shall be unlawful for any person, FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER
ENTITY to utilize [automated] ticket  purchasing  software  to  purchase
tickets.
  (B)  IT  SHALL  BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER
ENTITY TO KNOWINGLY RESELL OR OFFER TO RESELL A TICKET THAT SUCH PERSON,
FIRM, CORPORATION OR  OTHER  ENTITY  KNOWS  WAS  OBTAINED  USING  TICKET
PURCHASING SOFTWARE AND WAS NOT OBTAINED FOR THEIR OWN USE OR THE USE OF
THEIR INVITEES, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS.
  3.  (A)  Any  person,  FIRM, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY who knowingly
utilizes [automated] ticket purchasing  software  in  order  [to  bypass
security  measures]  to  purchase  tickets  shall  be subject to a civil
penalty in an amount of no less than five hundred dollars  and  no  more
than  [one  thousand dollars] ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14490-18-6

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