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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman’s legislation aimed at enhancing transparency in the ticketing industry has passed the Senate.

“This bill is a win for Illinois consumers,” said Stadelman (D-Rockford). “By requiring ticket sellers to disclose the total price of event tickets upfront, we are empowering consumers to make informed decisions and eliminate the frustration of hidden fees. Transparency is essential in ensuring fairness and trust in the ticketing industry.”

Speculative ticket listing refers to when sellers list tickets for events that they do not possess in the hope of acquiring them later at a lower price. This often leads to inflated ticket prices, and will leave customers vulnerable to price gouging.

Stadelman’s measure addresses a common concern among consumers who have experienced the frustration of discovering additional fees and charges only after beginning the ticket purchasing process.

“Transparency breeds trust, and this legislation is a significant step forward in fostering a fair and transparent ticketing marketplace,” Stadelman said. “Illinois residents deserve to know the full cost of their tickets upfront, without any surprises or hidden fees.”

Senate Bill 3678 passed the Senate and heads to the House for further consideration.