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City Council approves bill allowing Ticketmaster's service fees

The City Council approved a bill Monday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore.

The 15-member council voted heavily in favor of the bill, which would exempt Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers from Baltimore's long-standing anti-scalping law. Only council members Bill Henry, James Kraft and Mary Pat Clarke voted "no."

Before approving the measure, the council amended the bill to make it sunset in September instead of November. The bill allows ticket-selling companies to continue to charge unlimited user, service and "convenience" fees. But citizens would still be...