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SF 489 - Authorizes the Sale of Consumer Fireworks - Iowa Key Vote

Rich Taylor voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes the Sale of Consumer Fireworks

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-41) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Sale of Consumer Fireworks

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the sale of consumer fireworks.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the suspension of the use of fireworks unless the fire marshal determines that it would constitute a threat to public safety (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the fire marshal to establish minimum requirements for the issuance of a consumer fireworks seller’s license for retailers or community groups (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes a $1,000 annual fee for every retailer who devotes more than 50% of a permanent building to the sale of class 1 fireworks and a $500 fee for every retailer who devotes less than 50% of their sales floor to class 1 fireworks (Sec. 3).

  • Requires all retailers or community groups selling fireworks to comply with the American Pyrotechnics Association National Fire Protection Standards (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes fireworks to be sold at permanent buildings between June 1 and July 8 every year, and at temporary structures between June 13 and July 8 of every year (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits the sale of consumer fireworks to anyone under the age of 18 (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes the Consumer Fireworks Fee Fund to financially support the fire marshal’s duties in enforcing consumer fireworks regulations (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the state fire marshal to establish a grant for local fire protection and emergency medical services to provide the public with fireworks safety education (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that violators of this bill are guilty of a simple misdemeanor (Sec. 3).

  • Requires all fireworks wholesalers to register with the state fire marshal annually and pay a fee of $1,000 (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes city councils to prohibit the sale of consumer fireworks by resolution or ordinance (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits the use of consumer fireworks in state parks and preserves except as authorized by a permit (Sec. 9).

  • Specifies that individuals who set off display fireworks, which contain explosive substances, have committed a simple misdemeanor and are subject to a fine of no less than $250 (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the use of consumer fireworks on days other than Jun3 1 to July 8 and December 10 to January 3 between the hours of 9AM and 10PM (Sec. 10).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Sale of Consumer Fireworks

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the sale of consumer fireworks.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the suspension of the use of fireworks unless the fire marshal determines that it would constitute a threat to public safety (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the fire marshal to establish minimum requirements for the issuance of a consumer fireworks seller’s license for retailers or community groups (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes a $1,000 annual fee for every retailer who devotes more than 50% of a permanent building to the sale of class 1 fireworks and a $500 fee for every retailer who devotes less than 50% of their sales floor to class 1 fireworks (Sec. 3).

  • Requires all retailers or community groups selling fireworks to comply with the American Pyrotechnics Association National Fire Protection Standards (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes fireworks to be sold at permanent buildings between June 1 and July 8 every year, and at temporary structures between June 13 and July 8 of every year (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits the sale of consumer fireworks to anyone under the age of 18 (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes the Consumer Fireworks Fee Fund to financially support the fire marshal’s duties in enforcing consumer fireworks regulations (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the state fire marshal to establish a grant for local fire protection and emergency medical services to provide the public with fireworks safety education (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that violators of this bill are guilty of a simple misdemeanor (Sec. 3).

  • Requires all fireworks wholesalers to register with the state fire marshal annually and pay a fee of $1,000 (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes city councils to prohibit the sale of consumer fireworks by resolution or ordinance (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits the use of consumer fireworks in state parks and preserves except as authorized by a permit (Sec. 9).

  • Specifies that individuals who set off display fireworks, which contain explosive substances, have committed a simple misdemeanor and are subject to a fine of no less than $250 (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the use of consumer fireworks on days other than Jun3 1 to July 8 and December 10 to January 3 between the hours of 9AM and 10PM (Sec. 10).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes the Sale of Consumer Fireworks

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