|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 10, 2017||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S5178
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
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S5178 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5178 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5178 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to the online resale of tickets to places of entertainment PURPOSE : This bill would reform New York's ticket resale law to create a fairer marketplace for New Yorkers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 titles the bill, "Fans Against Inflated Rates for Tickets Act (FAIR Tickets Act)." Section 2 amends section 25.03 of the arts and cultural affairs law by adding the definition, "online resale marketplace" to provide a comprehensive definition for online platforms. Section 3 adds a new section 25.06 to the arts and cultural affairs law to: * Require that every operator of a place of entertainment print on the face of a ticket to events for which revenue is dedicated to a charity
S5178 (ACTIVE) - 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". § 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. § 3. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a new section 25.06 to read as follows: § 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.
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