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AB-1556 Ticket sales: refunds.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1556


Introduced by Assembly Member Friedman

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 22507 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to sales.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1556, as introduced, Friedman. Ticket sales: refunds.
Existing law provides comprehensive regulation of ticket sellers, including requiring refunds upon request to a ticket purchaser for canceled, postponed, or rescheduled events. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.
This bill would require that the refund be made within 30 calendar days of the cancellation, postponement, or rescheduling unless the purchaser requests tickets to the postponed or rescheduled event. 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 22507 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

22507.
 The ticket price of any event which is canceled, postponed, or rescheduled shall be fully refunded to the purchaser by the ticket seller upon request. within 30 calendar days of the cancellation, postponement, or rescheduling unless the purchaser requests tickets to the postponed or rescheduled event. Any local jurisdiction may require a ticket seller to provide a bond of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to provide for any refunds that may be required by this section.

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.