senate Bill S5178

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the resale of tickets to places of entertainment

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Mar 10, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

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S5178 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7398
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§25.03, 25.07, 25.13, 25.23, 25.25, 25.29, 25.33 & 25.35, add §25.06, Arts & Cul L

S5178 - Summary

Provides for the regulation of the resale of tickets; increases penalties for individuals and businesses that violate such requirements.

S5178 - Sponsor Memo

S5178 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5178

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
  online resale of tickets to places of entertainment

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  the  "fans
against inflated rates for tickets act".
  S  2. Section 25.03 of the arts and cultural affairs law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. "ONLINE RESALE MARKETPLACE" MEANS ANY OPERATOR  OR  MANAGER  OF  A
WEBSITE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC SERVICE THAT SERVES AS A PLATFORM TO FACILI-
TATE  RESALE,  OR RESALE BY WAY OF A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS, SOLELY
BETWEEN THIRD PARTIES AND DOES NOT IN ANY OTHER  MANNER  ENGAGE  IN  THE
RESALE OF TICKETS TO PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT.
  S  3.  The  arts  and  cultural affairs law is amended by adding a new
section 25.06 to read as follows:
  S 25.06. THIRD PARTY SALES OF TICKETS ISSUED TO GENERATE  REVENUE  FOR
CHARITABLE  PURPOSES.  1.  EVERY  OPERATOR  OF  A PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT
SHALL, IF A PRICE BE CHARGED FOR  ADMISSION  THERETO  FOR  ENTERTAINMENT
DEDICATED  TO  CHARITY  OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CAUSE, PRINT OR ENDORSE ON THE
FACE OF EACH SUCH TICKET THE ESTABLISHED  PRICE  OR  THE  FINAL  AUCTION
PRICE  IF SUCH TICKET WAS SOLD OR RESOLD BY AUCTION THROUGH THE OPERATOR
OR ITS AGENT. SUCH OPERATOR SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PRINT  OR  ENDORSE
ON  EACH TICKET THAT THE ESTABLISHED PRICE IS THE MAXIMUM PRICE AT WHICH
SUCH TICKET OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF THE RIGHT OF ENTRY  MAY  BE  RESOLD  OR
OFFERED  FOR RESALE IF AN EVENT GENERATES TICKET SALES REVENUE DEDICATED
TO A CHARITY OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CAUSE.  IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL  FOR  ANY
PERSON,  FIRM  OR CORPORATION TO RESELL OR OFFER TO RESELL ANY TICKET OR
OTHER EVIDENCE OF RIGHT OF ENTRY TO ANY PLACE  OF  ENTERTAINMENT  IF  AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10250-03-7

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