Connecticut Ticket Reselling Legislation

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

This week at , I’ll be taking a look at pending legislation in Connecticut. Each day, I’ll tackle a different bill.

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.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him or 860 471 8333

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