About the bill
Problems with ticketing for music, theater, and sports abound these days. From 1981 to 2012, the average concert ticket price almost quintupled, compared to only a roughly 2.5x rise in overall consumer prices over the same period. The recent meteoric rise in surcharges and fees adds up to 40 percent to the cost. Bots used by third-party vendors can be used to cheat ticketing websites and buy up hundreds or more tickets at once, leaving those vendors to sell the tickets secondhand at markups up to 10 times more ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 16, 2016
Length: 13 pages
May 16, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 16, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Jun 2, 2009
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2669 (111th).
May 16, 2016
H.R. 5245 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 5245 — 114th Congress: Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2016. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr5245
“H.R. 5245 — 114th Congress: Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2016.” www.GovTrack.us. 2016. February 24, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr5245>
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