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Senate Bill 0448


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Senate Bill 0448

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Fireworks. Allows the fire chief of a municipality to grant a permit allowing for a special discharge location for the discharge of common fireworks in the municipality. Establishes requirements for obtaining a special discharge location permit. Establishes building and fire suppression requirements for the sale of fireworks. Requires a $100 registration fee for additional firework sales locations. Prohibits the sale of certain fireworks to a person less than 18 years of age; requires photographic identification of purchasers who appear to be less than 25 years of age; requires seller to maintain record of identification; prohibits the sale, distribution, use of specific sky rockets; and provides that a violation of these restrictions and prohibitions is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a person who ignites, discharges, or uses any fireworks intended to be used at a special discharge location at a site other than a special discharge location commits a Class D infraction for the first offense or a Class C infraction for a subsequent offense within five years of the first offense. Requires that all fees collected in connection with permits be deposited in the firefighting and emergency equipment revolving loan fund and the firefighters' pension relief fund.
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     In Committee - first House
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