Moran Bill to Improve Consumer Access to Entertainment Events Passes

December 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security Subcommittee, commended last night’s Senate passage of the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act, S. 3183, bipartisan legislation he led to end duplicative practices of “ticket bots” that monopolize tickets for entertainment events.
“Scalpers who cut in line, then buy mass quantities of tickets just to re-sell them at higher prices make it difficult for people to get tickets for themselves and their families,” said Sen. Moran. “This bill helps level the playing field for consumers and takes aim at artificially inflated prices. Ticket bots have affected people across the country, and the need to end this growing practice is reflected in the widespread support in the Senate. I hope to see the House act quickly to get this bill to the president’s desk.”
Chairman Moran convened a consumer protection subcommittee hearing in September that included testimony from “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller, Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, and representatives from StubHub and Ticketfly.