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HB 177 (BR 366) - T. Kerr, S. Santoro, A. Webb-Edgington

     AN ACT relating to fireworks.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 227 to require reporting the storage of consumer fireworks to the local fire chief in the jurisdiction where the storage facility is located; amend KRS 227.700 to redefine "fireworks"; amend KRS 227.702 to define "consumer fireworks"; amend KRS 227.704 to conform; amend KRS 227.706 to define "display fireworks"; amend KRS 227.710 to define "competent display operator" and establish requirements for the operation of a fireworks display; amend KRS 227.715 to permit permanent business establishments that sell consumer fireworks as a secondary course of business to only sell those described in 227.702(1); require seasonal stands and businesses selling fireworks year round as primary source of business to acquire wholesale/retail license from and register with state fire marshal; permit fire marshal to assess fee not to exceed $250; prohibit the sale of consumer fireworks near an open flame or gas or electric cooking devices, or where paints, oil, varnishes or butane lighters are sold; permit the possession and use consumer fireworks; establish restrictions for use.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Military Affairs & Public Safety (H)

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