Minnesota Passes 'Taylor Swift Bill'

 Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday signed a ticket transparency bill aimed at protecting music fans when they buy tickets for shows.

Complaints among music fans have far outnumbered the number of seats available in even the biggest venues, especially during the frenzy for Taylor Swift tickets. Minnesota lawmakers heard the noise and passed two bills, including the aptly-named house file 1989 — a nod to Swift's album — which was signed into law on Tuesday.

The new rules mean no hidden fees, no deceptive websites to look like they're official, full transparency from resellers, and no bots to beat the common customer.

Will Gamble got his tickets early to see Sayer Hill at 7th Street Entry last month, and despite the rush, he also knew he needed to tread the market carefully.

"With the way there are fake accounts on social media, fake websites, fake robots. There are some things to look out and be weary of," he explained.

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