Bill Text

Bill Information


PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-472 Campsite reservations: securing an equitable process.(2021-2022)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 04/13/2021 09:00 PM
AB472:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  April 13, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 472


Introduced by Assembly Member Members Cooley and Boerner Horvath

February 08, 2021


An act to amend Section 22505.5 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to business.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 472, as amended, Cooley. Campsite reservations: securing an equitable process.
Existing law defines a ticket seller for specified purposes to mean a person who for compensation, commission, or otherwise sells admission tickets to sporting, musical, theater, or any other entertainment event. Existing law makes it unlawful for a person to intentionally use or sell software or services to circumvent a security control or measure that is used to ensure an equitable ticket buying process for event attendees. Existing law makes a violation of the laws regulating ticket sellers a misdemeanor.
This bill would additionally make it unlawful for a person to intentionally use or sell software or services to circumvent a security control or measure that is used to ensure an equitable campsite reservationmaking process for visitors, as specified. The bill would define “campsite reservation” to mean a reservation for an outdoor recreation or camping venue, including a state or local park. park, and includes specified park permits that are issued to a limited number of applicants. The bill would define “visitor” to mean a person who makes a campsite reservation with the intent to visit the outdoor recreation or camping venue for which the reservation is made. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 22505.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

22505.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 22503.5, 22503.6, 22504, or 22511, it shall be unlawful for a person to intentionally use or sell software or services to circumvent a security measure, access control system, or other control or measure that is used to ensure an equitable ticket buying process for event attendees or an equitable campsite reservationmaking process for visitors.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) ”Event attendee” means a person who purchases one or more tickets with the intent to attend the event for which the ticket or tickets are purchased. An event attendee does not include a ticket seller.
(2) (A) “A control or measure that is used to ensure an equitable ticket buying process” includes limits on the number of tickets that a person can purchase.
(B) “A control or measure that is used to ensure an equitable campsite reservationmaking process” includes limits on the number of campsite reservations that a person can make.
(3) (A) “Campsite reservation” means a reservation for an outdoor recreation or camping venue, including, but not limited to, a state or local park.
(B) A “campsite reservation” includes park permits that are required for overnight access to an area or trail or required to engage in a specific recreational activity that are issued to a limited number of applicants, including, but not limited to, wilderness permits and backcountry permits.
(4) “Visitor” means a person who makes a campsite reservation with the intent to visit the outdoor recreation or camping venue for which the reservation is made.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.