California Talking Tickets

The legislative fight over ticket ownership continues across the States as lawmakers in Sacramento, Calif., are gearing up to hear a bill that would prevent restrictions on ticket resales.

Assembly Bill 329 would keep venues and ticket issuers from prohibiting or restricting ticket resales or using technology like paperless tickets to do so.

“When people buy their ticket, they own their ticket,” the bill’s author, Assemblyman Richard Pan, told the Sacramento Bee. “I strongly believe that ticketholders should be able to own their own tickets and be able to have the rights attached to that.”

Pan’s measure would also penalize people who use bot software to circumvent security measures on ticketing websites to snatch up tickets.

The bill is being backed by StubHub’s Fan Freedom Project.