Fire Prevention Code, Statewide; pyrotechnician or fireworks operator must be certified. (HB1162)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; regulation of pyrotechnicians and fireworks operators.  Provides for the State Fire Marshal to establish a certification program for pyrotechnician  or fireworks operator to design, setup, conduct or supervise the design, setup or conducting of any fireworks display, either inside a building or outdoors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103977D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/2010Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10105247D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1162H1)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105247D-H1
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1162H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (65-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/03/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10105628D-S1
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105628D-S1
03/08/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1162S1
03/08/2010Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Placed on Calendar
03/10/2010Senate substitute rejected by House 10105628D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/11/2010House acceded to request
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: Blevins, Stuart, Locke
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Cosgrove, Rust, James
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (69-Y 27-N 1-A)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (69-Y 27-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1162ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/06/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1162ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB8.