June 21, 2023
Media contact: National Consumers League – Katie Brown, email@example.com, 202-823-8442
Washington, D.C. – The National Consumers League (NCL), America’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, today endorsed the Transparency in Charges for Key Events Ticketing Act (TICKET Act) introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The TICKET Act would require primary and secondary ticket sellers to clearly and conspicuously disclose the all-in price for tickets, including fees, in all advertising, marketing, and price lists at the beginning of a transaction and prior to a buyer selecting the ticket for purchase. The bill would also require ticket resellers to disclose if they are listing a ticket for sale that they do not currently possess, an often-controversial practice known as speculative selling.
The following statement is attributable to NCL Vice President of Public Policy John Breyault:
“Hidden fees and speculative selling too often make buying tickets to see concerts, sporting events, and Broadway shows a frustrating experience for fans. The bipartisan TICKET Act is a long overdue solution to help fix some of the worst aspects of a ticket-buying process that is rigged against fans. We applaud the leadership of Senator Cruz and Senator Cantwell for championing this important consumer protection legislation.”
For more than a decade, the National Consumers League has worked in Washington and in the states to pass pro-fan ticketing legislation that bring much-needed reform to the ticketing industry. In the wake of last fall’s disastrous Taylor Swift ticket sale, leaders in Congress are taking notice and pushing for reforms. In addition to the TICKET Act, NCL has endorsed the BOSS And SWIFT Act in the House of Representatives and the Junk Fee Prevention Act in the Senate.
About the National Consumers League (NCL)
The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit nclnet.org.