Key Votes

HB 1099 - Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries - Key Vote

Indiana Key Votes

Luke Messer voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Luke Messer made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (34-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes a five percent fee on the retail sale of fireworks. The bill also prohibits selling consumer fireworks to people less than 18 years old and requires an individual to be 18 years old to sell consumer fireworks. Additionally, the bill sets penalties for misuse of fireworks, including using fireworks after 11:00 pm or before 9:00 am, and requires certain people who treat firework-related injuries to report those injuries to the state Department of Health. The bill also establishes requirements for qualifying as a special discharge location and allows the use of consumer fireworks at a special discharge location, on the property of the purchaser, or on the property of someone who has given permission for their use. Furthermore, the bill appropriates $1 million from the fee collected under this bill to the Department of Homeland Security for training programs.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (59-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes a five percent fee on the retail sale of fireworks. The bill also prohibits selling consumer fireworks to people less than 18 years old and requires an individual to be 18 years old to sell consumer fireworks. Additionally, the bill sets penalties for misuse of fireworks, including using fireworks after 11:00 pm or before 9:00 am, and requires certain people who treat firework-related injuries to report those injuries to the state Department of Health. The bill also establishes requirements for qualifying as a special discharge location and allows the use of consumer fireworks at a special discharge location, on the property of the purchaser, or on the property of someone who has given permission for their use. Furthermore, the bill appropriates $1 million from the fee collected under this bill to the Department of Homeland Security for training programs.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a fee of four percent on the retail sale of fireworks and prohibits selling fireworks to people less than 18 years old with specified exceptions. The bill requires an individual to be at least 18 years old to sell fireworks, establishes penalties for misuse of fireworks, and requires certain people who treat firework-related injuries to report those injuries to the state Department of Health. The bill also establishes new requirements related to consumer fireworks, and provides funding to the Department of Homeland Security for training programs and disaster related costs.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a fee of four percent on the retail sale of fireworks and prohibits selling fireworks to people less than 18 years old with specified exceptions. The bill requires a person who sells fireworks to be at least 18 years old, to request the photo identification of anyone who wants to buy fireworks and appears to be under 25 years old, and to record the name, address and age of anyone who purchases fireworks. Additionally, the bill establishes penalties for misuse of fireworks and requires certain people who treat firework-related injuries to report those injuries to the state Department of Health. The bill also establishes requirements to qualify as a special discharge location, allows the use of consumer fireworks at a special discharge location, on the property of the person who bought the consumer fireworks, or on the property of someone who has given permission to use the fireworks on their property.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fireworks Sales, Regulations, Discharge, Public Safety Fees, and Injuries

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • David L. 'Dave' Crooks (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Lewis Jr. (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas K. Weatherwax (IN - R) (Out Of Office)