JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Associated Press) — Missouri lawmakers are trying to crack down on mass purchasing of concert and sports tickets for resale.
House members voted 121-29 Monday to pass a bill aimed at stopping the use of automated software that allows people to buy tickets to resell at a higher price.
People who sell or use such software would face up to $1,000 in fines or a misdemeanor for repeated offenses in a five-year period.
The measure now heads to the Senate.
The bill still would allow people to resell tickets. It would require concert and sports venues to offer people the option to buy so-called transferrable tickets, meaning they could be resold if the buyer no longer can make it to the event.