Bill seeks crackdown on fraudulent ticket sales

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - A week after approving a bill that defines event tickets as personal property, a House committee approved another bill that in part does the opposite.

The bill (HB 1353) approved by the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee on Wednesday seeks to crack down on fraudulent theme park ticket sales and regulate online ticket brokers.

In doing so, Rep. Daniel Raulerson's bill defines tickets as revocable licenses, which upsets groups representing fans and consumers. The language also conflicts with a bill the committee approved last week that defines tickets as personal property and says restrictions can't be placed on their transfer.

Some committee members said they support Raulerson's effort to prevent fraud, but said they want to see changes to the bill before the full House votes on it.

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