Statewide Fire Prevention Code; use of consumer and restricted consumer fireworks, etc. (SB343)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; consumer grade fireworks. 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." The provisions of the bill are set to become effective January 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103343D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/08/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB343)
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB343)
01/20/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 2-N)
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB343)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Reading of amendments waived
01/23/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB343E
01/23/2014Printed as engrossed 14103343D-E
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 2-N)
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB343E)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
03/04/2014Left in General Laws


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.