Statewide Fire Prevention Code; use of consumer-grade fireworks, penalty. (HB843)

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Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; consumer grade fireworks; penalty. Authorizes the use of consumer grade fireworks in the Commonwealth. The bill defines "consumer fireworks" as small fireworks devices containing restricted amounts of pyrotechnic composition designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion and complying with certain federal regulations regarding composition and labeling. The bill also defines "display fireworks" and "restricted consumer fireworks." Under the bill any person who causes damage to property or causes injury to another person due to the negligent use of fireworks in violation of local fire prevention codes or the Statewide Fire Prevention Code is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The provisions of the bill are set to become effective January 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102146D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB843)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB843)
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice