S08123 Summary:

BILL NOS08123
 
SAME ASSAME AS A10713
 
SPONSORLANZA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 25.24, Arts & Cul L
 
Relates to automated ticket purchasing software.
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S08123 Actions:

BILL NOS08123
 
06/13/2016REFERRED TO RULES
06/17/2016ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1983
06/17/2016SUBSTITUTED BY A10713
 A10713 AMEND= Crespo
 06/13/2016referred to codes
 06/15/2016reported referred to ways and means
 06/15/2016reported referred to rules
 06/16/2016reported
 06/16/2016rules report cal.482
 06/16/2016ordered to third reading rules cal.482
 06/17/2016passed assembly
 06/17/2016delivered to senate
 06/17/2016REFERRED TO RULES
 06/17/2016SUBSTITUTED FOR S8123
 06/17/20163RD READING CAL.1983
 06/17/2016PASSED SENATE
 06/17/2016RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 11/16/2016delivered to governor
 11/28/2016signed chap.472
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S08123 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8123
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      June 13, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in relation to  auto-
          mated ticket purchasing software
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 25.24 of the arts  and  cultural  affairs  law,  as
     2  added by chapter 151 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  25.24.  [Automated  ticket] Ticket purchasing software. 1. The term
     4  "[automated]  ticket  purchasing  software"  shall  mean,  any  machine,
     5  device,  computer  program  or computer software that [navigates or runs
     6  automated tasks  on  retail  ticket  purchasing  websites  in  order  to
     7  bypass], on its own or with human assistance, bypasses security measures
     8  [to  purchase  tickets]  or  access  control  systems on a retail ticket
     9  purchasing platform, or other controls or measures on  a  retail  ticket
    10  purchasing platform that assist in implementing a limit on the number of
    11  tickets  that  can  be  purchased, to purchase tickets.  For purposes of
    12  this section, the term "retail ticket purchasing platform" shall mean  a
    13  retail  ticket  purchasing  website, application, phone system, or other
    14  technology platform used to sell tickets.
    15    2. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or other
    16  entity to utilize [automated] ticket  purchasing  software  to  purchase
    17  tickets.
    18    (b)  It  shall  be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or other
    19  entity to knowingly resell or offer to resell a ticket that such person,
    20  firm, corporation or  other  entity  knows  was  obtained  using  ticket
    21  purchasing software and was not obtained for their own use or the use of
    22  their invitees, employees, or agents.
    23    3.  (a)  Any  person,  firm, corporation or other entity who knowingly
    24  utilizes [automated] ticket purchasing  software  in  order  [to  bypass
    25  security  measures]  to  purchase  tickets  shall  be subject to a civil
    26  penalty in an amount of no less than five hundred dollars  and  no  more
    27  than  [one  thousand dollars] one thousand five hundred dollars for each
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14490-18-6

        S. 8123                             2
 
     1  such violation and shall forfeit all profits made from the sale  of  any
     2  such unlawfully obtained tickets.
     3    4.  Any  person,  firm,  corporation or other entity who intentionally
     4  maintains any interest in or maintains any control of the  operation  of
     5  [automated]  ticket purchasing software to [bypass security measures to]
     6  purchase tickets shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount of  no
     7  less than seven hundred fifty dollars and no more than one thousand five
     8  hundred  dollars  for  each such violation and shall forfeit all profits
     9  made from the sale of any such unlawfully obtained tickets.
    10    5.   Any person, firm,  corporation  or  other  entity  who  knowingly
    11  resells or offers to resell a ticket that such person, firm, corporation
    12  or  other entity knows was obtained using ticket purchasing software and
    13  was not obtained for their own use or the use of their invitees, employ-
    14  ees, or agents shall be subject to a civil penalty in an  amount  of  no
    15  less  than  five  hundred  dollars  and  no  more than one thousand five
    16  hundred dollars for each such violation and shall  forfeit  all  profits
    17  made from the sale of any such unlawfully obtained ticket.
    18    6. Any person who is subject to a civil penalty under this section and
    19  has  been  assessed  a penalty under this section in the previous [five]
    20  three years shall be guilty of a violation and may be fined no less than
    21  one thousand dollars and no more than five  thousand  dollars  for  each
    22  such  violation  and shall forfeit all profits from the sale of any such
    23  unlawfully obtained tickets.  In  addition,  a  person  convicted  of  a
    24  violation  under  this  section  may  be required to forfeit any and all
    25  equipment used in the unlawful purchasing of tickets.
    26    [6.] 7. The attorney general shall have jurisdiction  to  enforce  the
    27  provisions  of this section in accordance with the powers granted to him
    28  or her by section sixty-three of the executive law.
    29    [7.] 8. In addition to the power given  to  the  attorney  general  to
    30  enforce  the  provisions of this section, any place of entertainment, as
    31  defined by section 23.03 of this chapter, or any  aggrieved  party  that
    32  has  been  injured  by  wrongful  conduct prescribed by this section may
    33  bring an action to recover all actual damages suffered as  a  result  of
    34  any  of  such  wrongful  conduct.  The court in its discretion may award
    35  damages up to three times the amount of actual damages.  The  court  may
    36  enjoin  the  respondent  from any and all activity prohibited under this
    37  section. The court may also award reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
    38    9. Any person, firm, corporation or other entity who for  the  purpose
    39  of selling or offering to sell tickets in order to derive a profit ther-
    40  efrom  (i) intentionally utilizes ticket purchasing software to purchase
    41  such tickets, (ii) intentionally maintains any interest in or  maintains
    42  any control of the operation of ticket purchasing software which is used
    43  to purchase such tickets, or (iii) knowingly resells or offers to resell
    44  a  ticket  that such person, firm, corporation or other entity knows was
    45  obtained using ticket purchasing software and was not obtained for their
    46  own use or the use of their invitees, employees,  or  agents,  shall  be
    47  guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
    48    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    49  have become a law.
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