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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.102 Ticket Brokers

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Chapter 8.102
Ticket Brokers

Sections:

8.102.010 License required.
8.102.020 License--Place of business--Expiration.
8.102.030 Charge limited.
8.102.035 Resale at higher price.
8.102.040 Owner.
8.102.050 Railroad ticket broker or dealer defined.
8.102.060 Railroad or steamboat broker--License--Required.
8.102.080 Railroad or steamboat broker--License--Revocation.
8.102.090 Railroad or steamboat broker--Tickets must be issued by existing company.
8.102.100 Railroad or steamboat broker--Sale of nontransferable mileage, excursion or commutation tickets.
8.102.110 Railroad or steamboat broker--Schedule.
8.102.120 Railroad or steamboat broker--Refunds.
8.102.130 Railroad or steamboat broker--Bond.
8.102.140 Railroad or steamboat broker--Sale of nontransferable railroad tickets.

8.102.010 License required.

A. No person shall sell or offer for sale any ticket, card or other token evidencing the right of admission of any theatrical performance, circus, concert, exhibition or other place of amusement, or shall open or conduct an office, agency or other place, by whatsoever name known, at which such ticket, card or other token is sold or offered for sale, unless a license shall have been issued to such person by the License Collector upon the payment of a license fee.

B. The provisions of subsection A of this section shall not apply to any person, persons, association, or corporation who resells any tickets to athletic and sporting events, theatrical and musical performances, circuses, shows, exhibitions, and other places of amusement at a price equal to or less than the price being charged at the regular ticket office or selling place of such performance or event.
(Ord. 63918 1, 1996; prior: 1948 C. Ch. 68 1: 1960 C. 693.010)

8.102.020 License--Place of business--Expiration.

Every license granted under the provisions of Section 8.102.010 shall designate the place at which the ticket, card or token shall be sold, and a separate license shall be required for each place where tickets, cards or tokens are sold. The license shall expire on the first day of May next ensuing the granting thereof.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 2: 1960 C. 693.020.)

8.102.030 Charge limited.

A licensee under this chapter, or any officer, agent or employee thereof, shall not directly or indirectly exact, accept or receive for any ticket, card or other token of admission any greater amount than fifty cents in excess of the sum of the regular or established price or charge therefor, plus the amount of any tax imposed by the government of the United States upon such ticket, card or other token.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 3: 1960 C. 693.030.)

8.102.035 Resale a higher price.

A. The resale of any tickets to athletic and sporting events, theatrical and musical performances, circuses, shows, exhibitions, and other places of amusement by any person, persons, associations, or corporations at a price higher than is being charged at the regular ticket office or selling place of such performance or event shall be prohibited.

B. Penalty.

1. Any person found guilty of violating subsection A of this section shall be fined an amount of not less than $250.00 nor more than $500.00.

2. For any subsequent conviction of subsection A of this section a fine of not less than $500.00 shall be required.

3. The judge may, in lieu of fine, impose no less than 40 hours community service for persons convicted of violating subsection A of this section.
(Ord. 63918 2, 1996.)

8.102.040 Owner.

This chapter shall not be deemed to require a license for the tickets, cards or tokens, hereinabove mentioned by the person owning the theatre, circus or other place of amusement, or by the authorized employee or agent of such person; provided, that such sales are made at the regular and established price of admission.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 4: 1960 C. 693.040.)

8.102.050 Railroad ticket broker or dealer defined.

A "railroad ticket broker or dealer" means one who buys and sells or otherwise deals in railroad, railway or steamboat passenger tickets which may be lawfully sold by others than the duly authorized agents of the railroad or steamboat line over which such tickets purport to entitle the lawful owner to ride.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 6: 1960 C. 695.010.)

8.102.060 Railroad or steamboat broker--License--Required.

No person shall exercise within the City the business of broker or dealer in railway, railroad or steamboat passenger tickets without a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 7: 1960 C. 695.020.)

8.102.080 Railroad or steamboat broker--License--Revocation.

The Mayor shall have power and authority for any good cause shown to revoke any license issued under Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140. The Mayor shall revoke any such license for cause for a violation of any of the terms and conditions of Section 8.102.060--8.102.140 or the failure on the part of any broker to perform any of the acts required by Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140 to be performed by him. Upon revocation the Mayor shall certify the same to the License Collector, provided, however, that before any license is revoked by the Mayor the licensee under the license shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard by the Mayor in defense of any charge of violation of Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140 which may be preferred before the Mayor. Each license issued by virtue of Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140 shall express on its face that it is received and held subject to revocation by the Mayor. No person whose license has been revoked shall be entitled to another license within one year after revocation, and the License Collector is prohibited from issuing any license to any person whose license has been revoked within one year from revocation.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 14: 1960 C. 695.090.)

8.102.090 Railroad or steamboat broker--Tickets must be issued by existing company.

No railroad ticket broker or dealer, or person authorized to do the business of a railway ticket broker or dealer, under a license issued pursuant to Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140, shall buy, sell or deal in any railroad, railway or steamboat passenger tickets except as have been issued by some existing railroad or steamboat company, corporation, association or person owning or operating the same.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 9: 1960 C. 695.040.)

8.102.100 Railroad or steamboat broker--Sale of nontransferable mileage, excursion or commutation tickets.

No railroad ticket broker or dealer shall buy, sell or otherwise deal in or solicit the purchase or sale of any railroad, railway or steamboat passenger ticket which is by its terms plainly expressed on its face, a mileage, excursion or commutation ticket, where it appears upon the ticket that the same was issued and sold below the regular schedule rate under contract with the original purchaser, entered upon the ticket, and signed by the original purchaser, that the ticket is nontransferable and void in the hands of any other person than the original purchaser thereof.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 10: 1960 C. 695.050.)

8.102.110 Railroad or steamboat broker--Schedule.

Every railroad ticket broker or dealer shall furnish to the buyer of any ticket sold by the broker or dealer a schedule signed by the name of the broker or dealer, describing the form, number and destination of the ticket and the name of the company that issued the ticket.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 11: 1960 C. 695.060.)

8.102.120 Railroad or steamboat broker--Refunds.

Every broker within the meaning of Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140 shall immediately refund to the purchaser or lawful agent of the purchaser of any ticket the money paid to the broker for any ticket which did not entitle the person purchasing the same from the broker to use the same for passage on the railroad or steamboat for which the ticket was sold.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 12: 1960 C. 695.070.)

8.102.130 Railroad or steamboat broker--Bond.

No license shall be granted under Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140 until the person applying therefor shall have filed with the License Collector, a bond, with two good and sufficient securities to be approved by him, in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful observance of all the terms and provisions of Sections 8.102.060--8.102.140.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 13: 1960 C. 695.080.)

8.102.140 Railroad or steamboat broker--Sale of nontransferable railroad tickets.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of buying or selling the unused portions of nontransferable railroad tickets whose use is restricted to the original purchasers thereof by the railroad company issuing them, or to act as vendor or broker of partially used nontransferable railroad tickets or to solicit personally or by sign or by advertisement or in any other manner to aid in the sale or purchase of partially used nontransferable railroad tickets within the limits of the City.
(1948 C. Ch. 68 15: 1960 C. 695. 100.)

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