DFL Senator: More Transparency from Event Ticket Sellers

By KBJR News 1

February 20, 2013 Updated Feb 21, 2013 at 2:08 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Have you ever wondered how tickets to some of the hottest performances are sold out even before the box office opens?

Several Minnesota lawmakers want to know too.

That's why Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) has introduced a bill calling for more transparency from ticket sellers.

In many cases, concert and show tickets are sold to other outlets like promoters and fan clubs, before the public has a chance to buy them and are sold at higher prices.

Senator Tomasonni's legislation calls for a notice detailing the total number of tickets available and a complete list of where tickets will be on sale.

"These tickets often times disappearing in five, ten minutes, after they go on sale and then the general public has a really hard time purchasing them at face value and so we're just trying to put some light on the subject and see where all these tickets are going," said Sen. Tomassoni.

The proposal also includes language that allows buyers to resell tickets in the case they can't make a show.

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