senate Bill S6716

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts into law components of legislation that relate to live event ticket sales

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1146
May 12, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 18, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

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S6716 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Arts & Cul L, generally; add §5-338, Gen Ob L; amd §4, Chap 704 of 1991; amd §11, Chap 151 of 2020

S6716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts into law components of legislation that relate to live event ticket sales; institutes civil penalties for utilizing ticket purchasing software; increases civil penalties currently in place and institutes new penalties for second offenses for licensees and for any person, firm, corporation or entity who is made aware of the utilization of ticket purchasing software and does not notify the attorney general of such utilization (Part A); establishes an annualprofessional reseller renewal fee (view more) requires professional ticket resellers to provide their New York state ticket reseller license number as a condition of utilizing an online resale marketplace to resell tickets (Part B); provides criteria for when a purchaser may obtain a full refund of the amount paid for a ticket; permits a refund when a purchaser cannot attend an event due to a medical necessity (Part C); requires online resale marketplaces to post the established price ticket charged by the operator of a place of entertainment as part of each advertisement or offer for the resale of tickets and to obtain confirmation that user has read such notice before completing a transaction (Part D); relates to resale requirements for tickets; requires that if a licensee or other ticket reseller doesn't have possession of the ticket, then they shall have a written contract to obtain the offered ticket at a certain price from a person or entity in possession of the ticket or from a person or entity who has a contractual right to obtain such ticket, and tickets to the event have been placed on sale by the venue or entity hosting the event or its authorized agent before the licensee or reseller can advertise the sale of the tickets (Part E); requires ticket prices to be disclosed prior to a customer purchasing such ticket and requiring such price to remain the same during the purchase process except for reasonable fees for delivery of tickets; such delivery fee shall also be disclosed to the purchaser (Part F); relates to unlawful charges in connection with tickets; permits reasonable charges for costs actually rendered or otherwise in connection to customer support, technological and software infrastructure, and actual operational costs for sales away from the box office; defines terms (Part G); prohibits the resale of a ticket if such ticket was initially offered to the public at no charge (Part H); relates to the availability of tickets for sale to the general public; defines a term (Part I); reduces the minimum seating capacity requirement for a professional sports organization membership pass to over thirteen thousand five hundred seats in a venue or stadium (Part J); prohibits exclusivity clauses in contracts between operators of places of entertainment and primary ticket vendors (Part K); and extends the effectiveness of certain provisions of the arts and cultural entertainment law relating to tickets to places of entertainment (Part L).

S6716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6716
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 insti-
   tuting civil penalties for utilizing ticket purchasing software  (Part
   A);  to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to estab-
   lishing an annual professional  reseller  renewal  fee  and  requiring
   professional  ticket  resellers to provide their New York state ticket
   reseller license number (Part B);  to  amend  the  arts  and  cultural
   affairs  law,  in  relation to providing criteria for when a purchaser
   may obtain a full refund of the amount paid for a ticket (Part C);  to
   amend  the  arts  and  cultural  affairs law, in relation to requiring
   online resale marketplaces to post the  established  ticket  price  as
   part  of  each  advertisement or offer for the resale of tickets (Part
   D); to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to  resale
   requirements  for  tickets  (Part  E);  to amend the arts and cultural
   affairs law, in relation to requiring ticket prices  to  be  disclosed
   prior to a customer purchasing such ticket and requiring such price to
   remain  the  same  during  the purchase process (Part F); to amend the
   arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  unlawful  charges  in
   connection  with  tickets  (Part  G);  to  amend the arts and cultural
   affairs law, in relation to prohibiting the resale of a ticket if such
   ticket was initially offered to the public at no charge (Part  H);  to
   amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to the availabil-
   ity  of  tickets for sale to the general public (Part I); to amend the
   arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to minimum seating capacity
   requirements for a professional sports  organization  membership  pass
   (Part J); to amend the general obligations law, in relation to prohib-
   iting  exclusivity clauses in contracts between operators of places of
   entertainment and primary ticket vendors (Part K); and to amend  chap-
   ter  704  of  the laws of 1991, amending the arts and cultural affairs
   law and chapter 912 of the laws of  1920  relating  to  regulation  of
   boxing  and  wrestling matches relating to tickets to places of enter-
   tainment, and chapter 151 of the laws of 2010, amending the  arts  and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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