Senator Matt Klein leads Ticket Transparency Bill to Passage Off Senate Floor 

Bill will promote a fair ticket market and save Minnesotans money.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Matt Klein’s (DFL – Mendota Heights) bill to increase transparency and fairness in ticket sales passed the Senate floor on Monday.  

In 2022, ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour brought widespread attention to problems with ticket price transparency, bots, and misleading sales practices. Across the country, millions of Swift fans were left without tickets after waiting in a virtual queue for hours. Those lucky enough to purchase a ticket found that the final price was often significantly higher than advertised.  

Senator Matt Klein’s legislation requires ticket sellers to disclose the total cost of a ticket including fees throughout the purchase process.  

The bill prohibits resellers and online marketplaces from selling more than one copy of a ticket or selling tickets before they are available to be sold and prohibits resale sites that look like primary sellers.  Finally, it puts in place new guardrails to cut down on the impact of bots on the marketplace and allows the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce to collect data on the use of those technologies in ticket purchasing. 

“I am happy to see bipartisan support to pass this bill on the Senate floor today. Consumers deserve transparency and reliability in the ticket marketplace,” said Senator Klein. “This bill will protect Minnesota consumers and ensure a fairer system for everyone, and I look forward to it being signed into law.” 

The bill was passed by the Senate with a vote of 35-29, and was passed by the House on April 11, 2024, with a vote of 112-18. It will now advance to the Governor’s desk.  

Matt Klein represents Senate District 53 which includes the area spanning parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, the city of Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

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