In a victory for fans and event ticket holders, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed House File 657 by a vote of 83 to 50 on March 27, 2012. This is an important step towards limiting transferability restrictions on tickets to many concerts, theatrical performances, sporting events, and other shows. Once owned, the tickets will be transferrable on any exchange at any price the market will bear. This means that Minnesotans holding tickets could give away or sell their tickets on websites like StubHub. Tickets that are issued by higher education institutions to students of those institutions are excluded.
Main Street members in Minnesota played an important role in this outcome, sending over 340 letters to lawmakers in support of this legislation.
The Senate bill currently sits in Senate Judiciary and efforts continue for the legislation to receive a hearing before the legislature adjourns.
Read the entire text of Minnesota House File 657.