senate Bill S8501B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale of tickets to places of entertainment

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  • 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
Jul 01, 2018 signed chap.110
Jun 28, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.444
substituted for a8245c
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 19, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1964
referred to rules
Jun 17, 2018 print number 8501b
Jun 17, 2018 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jun 15, 2018 print number 8501a
Jun 15, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 09, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S8501 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8245C
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§25.19, 25.23, 25.24, 25.07 & 25.30, add §§25.10, 25.12 & 25.34, Arts & Cul L; amd §4, Chap 704 of 1991; amd §11, Chap 151 of 2010

S8501 - Summary

Relates to the sale of tickets to places of entertainment; establishes notice and disclosure requirements for the sale or resale of tickets.

S8501 - Sponsor Memo

S8501 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8501

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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 ticket
  websites; the online resale of tickets to places of entertainment; the
  sale of tickets to places of  entertainment;  the  licensing  fee  for
  ticket  resellers; ticket resellers operating a retail ticket purchas-
  ing platform provide a link to a copy of their license; and the resale
  of tickets to places of entertainment; to amend  chapter  704  of  the
  laws  of  1991, amending the arts and cultural affairs law and chapter
  912 of the laws of 1920 relating to the regulation of boxing and wres-
  tling matches relating to  tickets  to  places  of  entertainment,  in
  relation to the effectiveness thereof; and to amend chapter 151 of the
  laws  of  2010, amending the arts and cultural affairs law relating to
  resale of tickets to places  of  entertainment,  in  relation  to  the
  effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 25.34 to read as follows:
  S 25.34. TICKET WEBSITES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "TICKET WEBSITE" MEANS AN INTERNET WEBSITE ADVERTISING THE SALE OF
TICKETS,  OFFERING THE SALE OF SUCH TICKETS, OR FACILITATING A SECONDARY
TICKET EXCHANGE.
  (B) "URL" MEANS THE UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR  FOR  A  WEBSITE  ON  THE
INTERNET.
  2. (A) A PERSON CREATING, OWNING, OPERATING, CONTROLLING, OR MAINTAIN-
ING AN INTEREST IN A TICKET WEBSITE FOR AN EVENT SCHEDULED AT A PLACE OF
ENTERTAINMENT  SHALL  NOT  USE  A  SUBDOMAIN  OR DOMAIN NAME IN A TICKET
WEBSITE'S URL THAT CONTAINS:
  (I) ALL OR PART OF THE NAME OF THE PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT;
  (II) ALL OR PART OF THE NAME OF THE EVENT, INCLUDING  THE  NAME  OF  A
PERSON OR ENTITY SCHEDULED TO PERFORM OR APPEAR AT THE EVENT; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15773-02-8

S8501A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8245C
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§25.19, 25.23, 25.24, 25.07 & 25.30, add §§25.10, 25.12 & 25.34, Arts & Cul L; amd §4, Chap 704 of 1991; amd §11, Chap 151 of 2010

S8501A - Summary

Relates to the sale of tickets to places of entertainment; establishes notice and disclosure requirements for the sale or resale of tickets.

S8501A - Sponsor Memo

S8501A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8501--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to the
  sale of tickets to places of entertainment; to amend  chapter  704  of
  the laws of 1991, amending the arts and cultural affairs law and chap-
  ter  912  of the laws of 1920 relating to the regulation of boxing and
  wrestling matches relating to tickets to places of entertainment;  and
  chapter  151  of  the  laws  of  2010,  amending the arts and cultural
  affairs law relating to resale of tickets to places of  entertainment,
  in relation to extending the effectiveness of the provisions thereof

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

  Section 1. The arts and cultural affairs law is amended  by  adding  a
new section 25.10 to read as follows:
  S  25.10.  TICKET  RESALE REQUIREMENTS. 1.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A
LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER TO CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF TICKETS OR
ACCEPT CONSIDERATION FOR PAYMENT IN FULL OR FOR A DEPOSIT FOR  THE  SALE
OF  TICKETS  UNLESS  SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER MEETS ONE OR
MORE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET  RESELLER  HAS  THE  TICKET  IN  ITS
POSSESSION;
  (B)  SUCH  LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER HAS A WRITTEN CONTRACT TO
OBTAIN THE OFFERED TICKET AT A CERTAIN PRICE FROM A PERSON IN POSSESSION
OF THE TICKET OR FROM A PERSON WHO HAS A  CONTRACTUAL  RIGHT  TO  OBTAIN
SUCH TICKET; OR
  (C)  SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER INFORMS THE PURCHASER IN A
CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS MANNER AND IN PLAIN LANGUAGE AT THE TIME OF OFFER-
ING SUCH TICKET FOR SALE AND IN A WRITTEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION
OF THE TRANSACTION THAT SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER DOES  NOT
HAVE  POSSESSION  OF  THE  TICKET, HAS NO CONTRACT TO OBTAIN THE OFFERED
TICKET AT A CERTAIN PRICE FROM A PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THE  TICKET  OR
FROM A PERSON WHO HAS A CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO OBTAIN SUCH TICKET, MAY NOT

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

S8501B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8245C
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§25.19, 25.23, 25.24, 25.07 & 25.30, add §§25.10, 25.12 & 25.34, Arts & Cul L; amd §4, Chap 704 of 1991; amd §11, Chap 151 of 2010

S8501B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the sale of tickets to places of entertainment; establishes notice and disclosure requirements for the sale or resale of tickets.

S8501B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8501B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8501--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
  sale  of  tickets  to places of entertainment; to amend chapter 704 of
  the laws of 1991, amending the arts and cultural affairs law and chap-
  ter 912 of the laws of 1920 relating to the regulation of  boxing  and
  wrestling  matches relating to tickets to places of entertainment; and
  chapter 151 of the laws  of  2010,  amending  the  arts  and  cultural
  affairs  law relating to resale of tickets to places of entertainment,
  in relation to extending the effectiveness of the provisions thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  arts and cultural affairs law is amended by adding a
new section 25.10 to read as follows:
  S 25.10. TICKET RESALE REQUIREMENTS. 1.  IT SHALL BE  UNLAWFUL  FOR  A
LICENSEE  OR  OTHER TICKET RESELLER TO CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF TICKETS,
CONTRACT TO OBTAIN TICKETS FOR  ANOTHER,  OR  ACCEPT  CONSIDERATION  FOR
PAYMENT  IN  FULL  OR  FOR A DEPOSIT FOR THE SALE OF TICKETS UNLESS SUCH
LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER MEETS ONE OR  MORE  OF  THE  FOLLOWING
REQUIREMENTS:
  (A)  SUCH  LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER HAS THE OFFERED TICKET IN
ITS POSSESSION;
  (B) SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER HAS A WRITTEN  CONTRACT  TO
OBTAIN THE OFFERED TICKET AT A CERTAIN PRICE FROM A PERSON IN POSSESSION
OF  THE  TICKET  OR  FROM A PERSON WHO HAS A CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO OBTAIN
SUCH TICKET; OR
  (C) SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER INFORMS THE PURCHASER IN  A
CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS MANNER AND IN PLAIN LANGUAGE AT THE TIME OF OFFER-
ING SUCH TICKET FOR SALE AND IN A WRITTEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION
OF  THE TRANSACTION THAT SUCH LICENSEE OR OTHER TICKET RESELLER DOES NOT

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

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