CHAPTER 233

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 19

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 6 AND 8

AND SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. I AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE I 1 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIFIC OFFENSES; AND PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITIONS AGAINST TICKET SCALPING.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

§916. Ticket Scalping.

(a) No person shall sell, re-sell, or exchange any ticket to any event or exhibit at a price higher than the original price on the day preceding or on the day of an event at the Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center on the South Campus of the University of Delaware or of a NASCAR Race held at Dover Downs, or on any State or Federal highway artery within this State.

(b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of ticket scalping. Any person convicted a first time of ticket scalping is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Any person convicted a second or subsequent time of ticket scalping shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction over any offense charged under this section.

(c) For purposes of this Section the word "ticket" shall mean any admittance, receipt, entrance ticket or other evidence of a right to be admitted to an event or exhibit."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1995.

Approved July 14, 1995