HB 439/LM (BR 1431) - Ji. Lee, L. Clark
AN ACT relating to fireworks.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 227 to require that a report be submitted to the local fire chief where consumer fireworks and display fireworks are stored; establish the contents of and the deadline for the report; establish that failure to submit report is grounds for discontinuing operations until the reporting requirement is properly submitted; amend KRS 227.700, 227.702, and 227.704 to change "common fireworks" to "consumer fireworks"; amend KRS 227.706 to change the name of "special fireworks" to "display fireworks"; amend KRS 227.710 to require that permits be issued to competent operators only; establish that a competent operator must complete and approved course of instruction in pyrotechnics; require a person who participates in the display setup or who remains in the display site to complete a pyrotechnics course; require the operator to submit proof of the person having completed an approved course of instruction; require that a copy of the proof be available for inspection upon demand; require the state fire marshal to promulgate administrative regulations establishing the process by which permits are issued, the standards to be employed in approving instructors and courses of instruction, the form that proof of compliance shall take, and other procedures that are reasonably necessary to effectuate the provisions of this paragraph; amend KRS 227.715 to prohibit any person under 18 years of age from being employed by a consumer fireworks retail sales facility, distribution facility, or manufacturing facility.
Jan 31-introduced in House
Feb 1-to Local Government (H)
Feb 8-posted in committee