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House passes TICKET Act targeting hidden concert fees

(The Hill) – The House passed bipartisan legislation this week aimed at requiring ticket sellers to disclose the total cost of tickets up front to consumers, including so-called hidden fees.

The bill, dubbed the Transparency In Charges for Key Events Ticketing (TICKET) Act, passed Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support, 338-24.

“This consensus legislation will end deceptive ticketing practices that frustrate consumers who simply want to enjoy a concert, show, or sporting event by restoring fairness and transparency to the ticket marketplace,” top Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the top members on the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee, said in a joint statement.

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(Story by Aris Folley, The Hill, found at

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