Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rep. Brower wants to see ticket scalping eliminated

Are you a hardcore Jack Johnson fan? Well, don't expect to be seeing him at the Kokua Festival this year unless you're willing to shell out more than $100 and as much as $5,000. Like last years football games, scalpers have already bought out all the tickets before fans could get to the $40 to $125 tickets.

Rep. Tom Brower was interviewed on KHON2 yesterday about a bill he introduced this session that would make ticket scalping a misdemeanor. Unfortunately, HB2918 did not make it through the legislative process this year, but may be reconsidered next year.

“We want to eliminate ticket scalping. It's not fair to the public and it's not fair to the State of Hawaii,” said Brower during the interview.

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