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House Bill 1272


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House Bill 1272

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1272 (Updated February 20, 2001 5:20 PM - DI 84)

Sale of common fireworks. Removes the penalty for the possession, transportation, or delivery of common fireworks. Permits a retailer to sell common fireworks at retail, and amends the categories of common fireworks, novelties, and trick noisemakers that are permitted to be sold. Repeals the wholesaler requirements for fireworks not approved for sale in Indiana. Provides that a person who possesses, transports, or delivers special fireworks other than as authorized commits a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a retailer may not knowingly sell unapproved fireworks to a person who is less than 18 years old. Provides that a person who is less than 18 years old and possesses unapproved fireworks commits a Class C misdemeanor. Provides that a person who, in a state of intoxication, ignites or discharges certain common fireworks commits a Class C misdemeanor. Provides that the fire and building safety commission shall adopt rules for the granting of permits for the possession and use of certain common fireworks in a park. Provides an exception for municipal corporations and nonprofit corporations to the requirement that certain fireworks may only be sold in a permanent structure. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 Passed - first House
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