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Introduced Version House Bill 3082 History

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H. B. 3082


(By Delegates Brown, Doyle and Proudfoot)
[Introduced
March 17, 2005 ; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-58, relating to creating the criminal offenses of scalping tickets to sporting and other public events and scalping package transactions for services or commodities; and, providing criminal penalties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-58, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
§61-3-58. Scalping tickets to sporting or other public events; scalping package agreements for services or commodities.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to resell any ticket to a sporting or other public event for a price he or she knows to be in excess of the price under which the ticket was originally offered for sale and sold to members of the general public.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to resell any previously transacted package agreement for recreational or vacation services or commodities, or any portion thereof. For purposes of this subsection, "package agreement for recreational or vacation services or commodities" means any transaction wherein the buyer purchases recreational or vacation services or commodities such as lodging, passes or the like for recreational activity, recreational equipment or clothing, recreational motor vehicles, boats or flotation devices, meals, drinks, or any other service, item or commodity intended for, or incidental to, any recreational activity or vacation destination.
(c) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or confined in jail not more than ten days, or both fined and confined.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create the criminal offenses of scalping tickets to sporting and other public events and scalping package transactions for services or commodities while, additionally providing criminal penalties for violators.


This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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