Connecticut Ticket Reselling Legislation

It’s an election year and our legislature is hard at work legislating.

Today’s edition of legislators legislating in an election year is: ticket reselling.

Raised Bill No. 5771 is offensively titled: “An Act Concerning Ticket Scalping.” I can’t believe in 2008 that our legislature still refers to this practice as ticket scalping.

If passed, the law would allow tickets to be resold for 50% more than the face value of the ticket which would include all fees except postage.

The bill would also require entertainment promoters and venues (including sporting events and concerts) to make  tickets to 75% of the seating capacity of an event available to the general public.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to sell my Rock Cats tickets at face value to family and friends.