California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 329


Introduced by Assembly Member Pan

February 13, 2013


An act to amend Section 22500 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to ticket sellers.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 329, as introduced, Pan. Ticket sellers.

Existing law provides a comprehensive scheme for the regulation of ticket sellers and, among other things, requires ticket sellers, as defined, to have a permanent business address from which tickets may only be sold, to include that address in advertisements, and to be licensed, as specified.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 22500 of the Business and Professions
2Code
is amended to read:

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22500.  

(a) A ticket seller shall have a permanent business
4address from which tickets may only be sold and that address shall
5be included in any advertisement or solicitation, and shall be duly
6licensed as may be required bybegin delete anyend deletebegin insert aend insert local jurisdiction.

7(b) A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor
8punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six
P2    1months, or by fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars
2($2,500), or by both.

3(c) begin deleteAny end deletebegin insertA end insertperson who engages, has engaged, or proposes to
4engage in a violation of this section shall be liable for a civil
5penalty not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500)
6for each violation, which may be assessed and recovered in a civil
7action brought in the name of the people of the State of California
8by the Attorney General, or a district attorney, or a city attorney
9of a city having a population in excess of 750,000, and, with the
10consent of the district attorney, by a city prosecutor in any city,
11county, or city and county having a full-time prosecutor in any
12court of competent jurisdiction. Payment of the civil penalty shall
13be made pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (b) of Section
1417206. For the purposes of this section, each ticket sold or offered
15for sale in violation of this section shall constitute a separate
16violation. The remedies provided by this section are cumulative
17to each other and to the remedies or penalties available under all
18begin insert of theend insert other laws of this state.



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