Complaints over ticket refund policies has spawned a bill at the Capitol which could make it easier for consumers to get all of their money back if an event is postponed.
A group of lawmakers — partisan at that — has filed a bill with some sweeping reforms of the way tickets to events are sold.
Included in the measure is a requirement that anyone who buys a ticket that turns out to be counterfeit, gets the ticket price and fees back, though it’s not clear from whom. Restrictions on reselling tickets would be illegal, and teams and promoters could not sell electronic-only tickets if it’s intended to make it difficult for the ticket-buyer to resell the tickets.
Refund policies would also require teams and concert promoters to refund all the money they made upon selling the tickets, not just the purchase price. This would include convenience fees, printing fees, and handling charges.
Advertising for an event would also have to include all of the various charges that are included.