No question — it’s annoying to buy tickets to a concert by some golden oldies group, only to show up and learn that it contains no original members and would more accurately be advertised as a tribute act. But should such concerts be against the law in Kansas and subject to fines of up to $15,000? That’s the question to be considered in a Wednesday hearing by the House Judiciary Committee. But advancing before the proposed bill, H.B. 2082 — which is part of a state-by-state crusade led by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na — legislators should answer another question: Is this law really necessary? Better to let the concertgoer beware than to clutter up the statute books with such unenforceable measures.
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