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Proposed bill would protect secondary-ticket market sales

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 12:17:13-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A bill proposed in the Arizona House attempts to protect the rights of the secondary-ticket market by restricting what limitations teams, bands and venues can place on a ticket and the purchaser's right to transfer or sell it.

Sponsored by state Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, the bill would only allow ticket sellers to issue non-transferable tickets if they also offer tickets that can be gifted or sold after the initial purchase.

It also would bar ticket sellers from denying access to anyone who purchased a ticket on the secondary market, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.

Officials with Stubhub, an online ticket resale marketplace, said people expect that when they purchase a ticket, it's now their personal property.