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HB 2246 - Fireworks Deregulation - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Anna Tovar voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Fireworks Deregulation

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (44-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Deregulation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that legalizes the possession of specific fireworks beginning November 30, 2010.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the possession of the following "permissible consumer fireworks," as defined by American Pyrotechnics Association standard 87-1, standard for construction and approval for transportation of fireworks, novelties, and theatrical pyrotechnics, December 1, 2001 version (Sec. 1):
    • Ground and hand-held sparkling devices;
    • Cylindrical fountains;
    • Cone fountains;
    • Illuminating torches;
    • Wheels;
    • Ground spinners;
    • Flitter sparklers;
    • Toy smoke devices;
    • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks; and
    • Multiple tube firework devices and pyrotechnic articles.
  • Specifies that "permissible consumer fireworks" does not include anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode, detonate in the air, or fly above the ground, including firework items commonly known as bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, torpedoes, roman candles, and jumping jacks (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes incorporated cities and towns to regulate the use of "permissible consumer fireworks" within its corporate limits (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes counties to regulate the use of "permissible consumer fireworks" within unincorporated areas of the county during times when there is a "reasonable risk" of wildfires (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes the State Fire Marshal to establish regulations for the manufacture, transportation, storage, and retail sale of "permissible consumer fireworks" (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes the State Fire Marshal to impose a civil penalty of $1,000 for each incident of prohibited use of fireworks on state land (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits the sale of "permissible consumer fireworks" to individuals under 16 years of age (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Deregulation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that legalizes the possession of specific fireworks beginning November 30, 2010.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the possession of the following "permissible consumer fireworks," as defined by American Pyrotechnics Association standard 87-1, standard for construction and approval for transportation of fireworks, novelties, and theatrical pyrotechnics, December 1, 2001 version (Sec. 1):
    • Ground and hand-held sparkling devices;
    • Cylindrical fountains;
    • Cone fountains;
    • Illuminating torches;
    • Wheels;
    • Ground spinners;
    • Flitter sparklers;
    • Toy smoke devices;
    • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks; and
    • Multiple tube firework devices and pyrotechnic articles.
  • Specifies that "permissible consumer fireworks" does not include anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode, detonate in the air, or fly above the ground, including firework items commonly known as bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, torpedoes, roman candles, and jumping jacks (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes incorporated cities and towns to regulate the use of "permissible consumer fireworks" within its corporate limits (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes counties to regulate the use of "permissible consumer fireworks" within unincorporated areas of the county during times when there is a "reasonable risk" of wildfires (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes the State Fire Marshal to establish regulations for the manufacture, transportation, storage, and retail sale of "permissible consumer fireworks" (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes the State Fire Marshal to impose a civil penalty of $1,000 for each incident of prohibited use of fireworks on state land (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits the sale of "permissible consumer fireworks" to individuals under 16 years of age (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (40-17) -

Title: Fireworks Deregulation

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Fireworks Deregulation

Sponsors

  • Andy Biggs (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack W. Harper (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

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