NC Senate wants to OK online ticket scalping
RALEIGH (AP) ó Concert and event tickets could be legally resold above face value on the Internet under a plan approved by state senators.
Members unanimously supported the plan in a vote on Thursday. The measure would set parameters for online ticket resales.
Vendors could legally sell tickets above face value as long as they guarantee customers theyíll receive genuine tickets in time for the event. Sellers would be required to pay a 3 percent tax on the profit they make. Current law prohibits tickets from being sold for more than $3 above face value.
Supporters said the plan would protect North Carolina residents from mistakenly purchasing bogus tickets.
The proposal also would ban computer software programs that purchase tickets in bulk.
The plan now heads to the House.