High prices for Hannah Montana concert tickets could lead to a change in state law.
Tickets for the teen music star's upcoming Milwaukee concert sold out in four minutes, and now carry a price tag of several hundred dollars. State Representative Tony Staskunas (D-West Allis) says that's quite an increase from a face value of between $24 and $64.
Staskunas is blaming online ticket brokers for the price gouging. He's introducing legislation that could keep those operations from taking advantage of events in Wisconsin. The bill would require ticket brokers to register in Wisconsin and maintain an office in the state. It would also ban the use of software that helps brokers to jump to the front of the line for virtual ticket sales. The West Allis Democrat says there have been reports nationwide of a few firms using this software to take advantage of online sales. The measure also caps the resale value of tickets at 45-percent above face value.