The state Senate has approved legislation that targets aggressive ticket re-sellers outside sporting venues.

The bill allows stadiums or local governments to set up special re-sale zones outside of a venue. State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) says the measure is aimed at stopping professional sellers from bothering fans as they’re walking to an event. He says there have been situations outside Miller Park, which requested the bill, where people have been pulled out of line or sellers have climbed on board tour buses.

State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) worries though that the bill could be used to go after regular fans who just have an extra ticket to get rid of. First time violators face a $10, while repeat offenders could pay $500.

The bill passed the Senate on a 28-3 vote. It now heads to the Assembly.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:15)


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