H.R.2669 - Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.2669 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (06/02/2009)
Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2009 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules regarding the primary sale, distribution, and pricing of tickets, including regarding: (1) disclosing the number of tickets and the distribution method; (2) printing the date and time of sale on each ticket; (3) disclosure on the seller's website or in promotional material of all ancillary charges; and (4) inclusion of all ancillary charges in any refund.
Requires the FTC to promulgate rules regarding the secondary sale, distribution, and pricing of tickets, including regarding: (1) disclosure if the secondary seller does not possess the ticket at the time of the sale; (2) purchase by a secondary seller during the first 48 hours of ticket availability; (3) disclosure of the distribution method, the face value of each ticket, and the location of the seat or space involved; (4) disclosure that an online marketplace is for secondary sale; (5) resale for a price higher than face value; and (6) disclosure by an online marketplace when the secondary seller is the primary seller, venue, or artist involved.
Requires secondary sellers and online resale marketplaces to register with the FTC.
Treats a violation as an unfair or deceptive act or practice under of the Federal Trade Commission Act and requires the FTC to enforce this Act.
Allows states to bring civil enforcement actions.
Allows state and local laws that provide equal or greater protection to consumers.