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Michigan ban on ticket scalping is up for repeal vote

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 13:18:42-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House is expected to vote to lift the state’s rarely enforced ban on ticket scalping, bringing the long-proposed bill closer to the governor’s desk.

The legislation would end a prohibition on the resale of tickets for more than face value.

The bill also would prohibit the use of “bot” software to interfere with online ticket purchasing limits.

Currently, the law only allows scalping if a venue permits the excess charge in writing. Violators face a misdemeanor.

The House will vote Tuesday. The Senate approved a version of the measure in January and would need to OK House changes.