By a 20-65 vote, HB 1404 will not advance to the Senate. The bill set out to decriminalize ticket scalping for the seller.
House Rep. Douglas House (R-North Little Rock) invoked pop acts Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum as he presented his bill Friday.
House called the inability for a seller to sell a ticket above face value "socialist."
The bill covered concerts and professional sports events, but not collegiate athletics.