Council Member Introduces
'Hannah Montana Bill'
Special to the Sun
Concertgoers annoyed with the high prices charged by brokers who snatch up tickets in bulk could get some relief under legislation introduced by City Council Member Leroy Comrie.
The proposed law, termed "The Hannah Montana Bill" by Mr. Comrie, a reference to the notoriously expensive scalped tickets to the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert tour, would require publicly funded venues to reserve 40% of their tickets for individual customers. They would have to either pick them up personally or agree to a statement declaring that the tickets are for their own personal use.
"Because of the way these ticket brokers dial in and develop computer programs to snap up the premium tickets, the regular customer has a very slim chance of even being able to purchase a ticket nowadays," Mr. Comrie said in an interview.
He added that the law "would create an opportunity for regular people to have a real shot at getting a ticket."