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H.R. 5245 (114th): Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2016

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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 expensive.

Enter Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ9). The massive Bruce Springsteen fan has introduced a bill to get the federal government to crack down on illegal or unfair practices in the ticketing industries. And the bill, H.R. 2545, is called ...

Sponsor and status

Bill Pascrell Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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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 it did not receive a vote.



May 16, 2016

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H.R. 5245 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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