SB 1395
Modifies provisions relating to fireworks protections
LR Number:
5551S.01I
Committee:
Last Action:
2/8/2024 - S First Read
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SB 1395 - This act modifies several definitions relating to fireworks standards, manufacturers and sellers of fireworks, and other pyrotechnic definitions and updates the edition of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) from the 2012 edition to the 2022 edition.

This act also modifies the permit and licensing fees and penalties which the State Fire Marshal is authorized to assess. Fees for permits shall be deposited to the Fire Education Fund and the Cigarette Fire Safety Standard and Firefighter Protection Act Fund as provided in this act.

The State Fire Marshal may revoke or suspend any permit issued upon evidence of alcohol, marijuana, or any illicit controlled substance use taking place within the permitted location and may also refuse to issue a permit when the individual or partner of the individual is under suspension. The State Fire Marshal shall inspect any establishment, venue, or shoot site where certain fireworks are to be discharged. Any person selling fireworks shall allow the State Fire Marshal to inspect any location where fireworks are stored, kept, or sold. Failure to allow an inspection shall result in suspension or revocation of the person's permit. Any new construction of a fireworks building or structure shall be submitted to the State Fire Marshal for review.

Finally, this act repeals certain provisions relating to the unlawful storage of fireworks.

This act is identical to HB 2546 (2024).

MARY GRACE PRINGLE

Amendments

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