Scalping bill stalled amid price gouging protests

A proposal in the Legislature to allow customers to purchase and then resell an unlimited number of tickets to sporting and arts events has stalled over protests about price gouging.

StubHub, an online ticket-selling company that proposed the plan, said the measure would increase transparency and give consumers more freedom to buy and sell event tickets.

But venue operators said the idea would lead to quicker sellouts and steeper prices for patrons. The law also would require venues to handle all refund requests, even if the tickets were purchased through a third party.