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Substitute Senate Bill No. 976

Special Act No. 15-12

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE FAIR SALE OF TICKETS TO ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall study the fair sale of tickets to entertainment events. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an examination of whether any of the following should be prohibited: (1) The imposition of restrictions on the resale of tickets included in subscription or season ticket packages, (2) the denial of access to entertainment events to ticket holders based solely on the fact that the ticket holder presents a resold ticket, and (3) ticketing systems that fail to provide purchasers with the option of purchasing tickets that may be transferred to any party, at any price and at any time, without additional fees. Not later than January 1, 2016, said commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to consumer protection concerning the results of such study.

Approved June 23, 2015