REPORT TITLE:
Ticket Scalping


DESCRIPTION:
Makes it a misdemeanor for a person to:  (1) issue or sell
tickets to an event without printing on the tickets the price of
the ticket and the seat number, if any; (2) charge for admission
to an event a price greater than the price advertised or stated
on tickets issued for the event; (3) sell a ticket to an event at
a price greater than the price charged at the place of admission
or printed on the ticket; (4) sell a ticket in violation of
conditions restricting the ticket's transfer; or (5) permit the
sale of a ticket to an event at a price greater than the price
printed on the ticket.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.41         
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 708, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "708-    Ticket scalping.  (1)  As used in this section,
 
 5 "event" means a theater performance or show, circus, athletic
 
 6 event, or other entertainment or amusement to which the general
 
 7 public is admitted.
 
 8      (2)  No person:
 
 9      (a)  Shall issue or sell tickets to an event without
 
10           printing on the tickets in a conspicuous place the
 
11           price of the ticket and the seat number, if any;
 
12      (b)  Shall charge for admission to an event a price greater
 
13           than the price advertised or stated on tickets issued
 
14           for the event;
 
15      (c)  Shall sell, or offer to sell, a ticket to an event at a
 
16           price greater than the price charged at the place of
 
17           admission or printed on the ticket;
 
18      (d)  After having received a ticket to an event, shall sell,
 
19           or offer to sell, the ticket in violation of conditions
 

 
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 1           restricting the ticket's transfer; or
 
 2      (e)  Being in control of premises on or in which an event is
 
 3           held, shall permit the sale, or exhibition for sale, on
 
 4           or in the premises, of a ticket to the event at a price
 
 5           greater than the price printed on the ticket.
 
 6      (3)  Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of
 
 7 a misdemeanor.
 
 8      (4)  This section shall not apply to the charging of a fee
 
 9 for services rendered in connection with the sale of a ticket to
 
10 an event, if the fee is permitted pursuant to a contract between
 
11 the ticket seller and the promoter of the event."
 
12      SECTION 2.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that
 
13 matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were
 
14 begun, before its effective date.
 
15      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
16      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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18                           INTRODUCED BY:_________________________