SENATE BILL 100
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
RELATING TO TRADE PRACTICES; PROHIBITING THE CIRCUMVENTION OF CONTROL MEASURES USED BY ELECTRONIC TICKET SELLERS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE CONSUMER ACCESS TO EVENT TICKETS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Unfair Practices Act is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] ELECTRONIC TICKET SALES.--
A. Except as provided in Subsection B of this section, it is unlawful pursuant to the Unfair Practices Act for a person to:
(1) circumvent a security measure, access control system or other technological control or measure on an internet website or online service that is used by the ticket issuer to enforce posted event ticket purchasing limits or to maintain the integrity of posted online ticket purchasing order rules; or
(2) to sell or offer to sell any event ticket obtained in violation of Paragraph (1) of this subsection if the person selling or offering to sell the ticket:
(a) participated directly in or had the ability to control the conduct in violation of Paragraph (1) of this subsection; or
(b) knew or should have known that the event ticket was acquired in violation of Paragraph (1) of this subsection.
B. It is not unlawful pursuant to this section for a person to create or use any computer software or system to:
(1) investigate, or further the enforcement or defense of, any alleged violation of this section or other statute or rule; or
(2) engage in research necessary to identify and analyze flaws and vulnerabilities of measures, systems or controls described in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of this section if those research activities are conducted to advance the state of knowledge in the field of computer system security or to assist in the development of a computer security product."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2023.