THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1534

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 481B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Part    . event ticket sales practices

481B-   Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context requires otherwise:

"Operator" means a person or entity who owns, operates, or controls a place of entertainment or who promotes or produces entertainment and sells a ticket to an event for original sale, including an employee of such person or entity.

"Original sale" means the first sale of a ticket by an operator.

"Place of entertainment" means a public or private entertainment facility, such as a stadium, arena, racetrack, museum, amusement park, or other place where performances, concerts, exhibits, athletic games, or contests are held, for which an entry fee is charged, to which the public is invited to observe, and for which tickets are sold.

481B-   Third party information sharing agreements; prohibition. It shall be unlawful for ticket sellers to disclose ticket purchasing information to any third party unless the ticket seller has received prior consent from the ticket purchaser to share the ticket purchaser's information.

481B-   Personally identifiable information. It shall be unlawful for the operator, promoter, or ticketing service for a place of entertainment to print the name or any other personally identifiable information of a customer on a ticket to an event at that place of entertainment unless the customer is able to remove, delete, or fully obscure such name or any other personally identifiable information of the customer on the ticket without such removal, deletion, or obscureness impacting the ticket's use to enter the event.

481B-   Applicability. This part shall apply only to places of entertainment that exceed       seats."

SECTION 2. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Consumer Protection; Event Ticket Sales Practices; Prohibition

 

Description:

Prohibits ticket sellers from disclosing ticket purchasing information to any third party unless the ticket seller has received consent from the ticket purchaser. Prohibits ticket sellers from disclosing ticket purchasers' personally identifiable information. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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