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'Hannah Montana' bill would prevent early ticket sellouts

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Rosemount, 55024
Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Senators offered preliminary backing Monday for a bill banning the use of computer software to interfere with concert and event ticket sales.

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Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, said the measure attempts to prevent an occurrence similar to what happened at a recent Hannah Montana pop music concert in Minneapolis, when brokers used software to buy tickets before the general public.

The bill makes that a misdemeanor.

It would prevent brokers from being able to "scarf up all the tickets within minutes of them going on sale online," Latz said.

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