Fire Prevention Code, Statewide; pyrotechnician or fireworks operator must be certified. (SB8)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (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


12/10/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100065D
12/10/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10105113D-S1
02/10/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105113D-S1
02/15/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB8S1
02/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB8S1)
02/16/2010Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2010Reported from General Laws with amendments (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/24/2010Rereferred to General Laws
02/24/2010Read second time
03/02/2010Reported from General Laws with amendment (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read second time
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Committee amendments #1 and #2 agreed to
03/04/2010Committee amendment #3 agreed to
03/04/2010Amendment by Delegate Cosgrove agreed to
03/04/2010Passed House with amendments (82-Y 18-N)
03/04/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (82-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010House amendments rejected by Senate (5-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010House insisted on amendments
03/09/2010House requested conference committee
03/10/2010Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2010Senators: Blevins, Stuart, Locke
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Cosgrove, Rust, James
03/12/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (73-Y 21-N 3-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (73-Y 21-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB8ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/06/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB8ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 587 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1162.