The Maryland State Assembly is considering legislation that would empower professional scalpers who want to buy large amounts of tickets for the sole purpose of reselling them at a huge mark-up, while reducing protections from fraud as well as ticket choices for real fans who want access to face value tickets to actually go see events.
Shouldn’t your Assembly be fighting for YOUR rights?
H.B. 1266 and S.B. 881 would eliminate a fan-friendly
ticketing tool that helps protect fans from ticket fraud and prevents scalpers
from buying up large amounts of tickets for the sole purpose of reselling them
at drastically higher prices.
These bills would also reduce the choices fans have in how to receive their event tickets. If these bills become law, it could put unscrupulous ticket brokers and professional scalpers first in Maryland and push many artists to perform outside the state at venues in DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania where the law better protects their fans from scalpers.
Not a single venue that caters to fans in Maryland supports this legislation because they know the impact it will have on their customers and on the communities they serve.
By signing this petition, you can tell State Representatives and State Senators that you want them to put fans first in Maryland by opposing H.B. 1266 and S.B. 881.