Consumer protection; transparency in ticket fees, civil penalties. (HB277)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consumer protection; transparency in ticket fees; civil penalties. Requires any person selling or reselling a ticket to an event to clearly and conspicuously display the total cost of the ticket from the first time a price is displayed and any time thereafter. The bill allows for a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for each violation. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement indicates that this legislation, HB277, is estimated to have no fiscal impact according to the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Law.

Fiscal impact statement automatically summarized by OpenAI.


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101116D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB277)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB277E
02/02/2024Printed as engrossed 24101116D-E
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House (74-Y 24-N)
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB277E)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Committee substitute printed 24108356D-S1
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB277S1)
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108356D-S1
03/05/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB277S1
03/05/2024Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (38-Y 2-N)
03/06/2024Passed by for the day
03/07/2024Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 24108356D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 97-N)
03/07/2024Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Pekarsky, Ebbin, Reeves
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Helmer, Ward, Ballard
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109146D-H1
03/09/2024Failed to pass in House
03/09/2024Passed by temporarily
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 46-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 46-N)
03/09/2024Conference report rejected by Senate (17-Y 23-N)
03/09/2024Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024Conference report rejected by Senate (19-Y 19-N)
03/09/2024Chair votes No
03/09/2024No further action taken
03/09/2024Failed to pass in Senate

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