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SF 759

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; prohibiting certain unfair ticket sales; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.


Section 1.

new text begin [609.807] EVENT TICKETS; PROHIBITED ACTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) As used in this section: (1) "initial seller" means a person or entity with whom
a provider of an event or venue has contracted for the sale of tickets for the purpose
of the initial sale of those tickets to the general public; and (2) "ticket" means a ticket
of admission to a sporting event, theater, musical performance, or place of public
entertainment or amusement of any kind.
new text end

new text begin (b) The initial seller of tickets shall make available for sale all tickets under control
of the initial seller in the manner and under terms directed by the provider of the event
or venue. The initial seller shall not, unless authorized by the provider of the event or
venue, divert tickets from the initial sale to the general public to be sold in any other
manner or under any other terms.
new text end

new text begin (c) No person or entity, with intent to defraud, may sell a ticket that is invalid,
counterfeit, altered, or otherwise not genuine.
new text end

new text begin (d) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2009, and applies to
offenses committed on or after that date.
new text end