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2019 Senate Bill 385: Repeal ticket scalping ban, restrict ticket resale websites

Public Act 176 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on June 20, 2019
To repeal a state law that bans ticket “scalping” at sports and entertainment events, but prohibit the sale or use of software primarily designed to interfere with an event sponsor's internet ticket sale operation, or with a website that is designed to ensure an equitable ticket allocation process. Among other things the bill adds restrictions aimed at operations that buy-up a substantial portion of the tickets for an event with the intent of manipulating the price.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on June 20, 2019
Reported in the Senate on October 29, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on January 30, 2020
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 30, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on January 30, 2020
To require a ticket purchaser service to notify a purchaser at least 48 hours before an event if it does not have a ticket for the person.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 30, 2020
Received in the House on February 4, 2020
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 4, 2020
Reported in the House on September 15, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on September 23, 2020
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 1, 2020