SB 1196 Modifies various provisions of law relating to firework regulation
LR Number:4284L.04T Fiscal Note:4284-04
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:07/07/04 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HS SCS SB 1196
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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HS/SCS/SB 1196 - This act defines the terms "American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1", chemical composition", "discharge site", "display fireworks", "display site", "distributor", "fireworks", "licensed operator", "NFPA", "permit", "proximate fireworks", pyrotechnic operator", and removes the definition of "special firework" within Sections 320.106 to 320.161, RSMo.

The act states that any false statement or declaration made on a permit application may result in the State Fire Marshal refusing to issue such permit for up to three years. Further the act modifies the fees the State Fire Marshal shall charge for permits. Additionally, the act limits the areas of which the State Fire Marshal may promulgate rules in accordance with Sections 320.106 to 320.161, RSMo. The act establishes civil penalties for anyone who manufactures, sells, offers for sale, ships, or causes fireworks to be shipped into the state without possessing the applicable permits.

The act provided that all costs associated with an adjudication of rights pursuant to this law shall be placed upon the defendant.

The act makes numerous changes to the requirements that must be met in order to obtain a permit for displays or proximate fireworks. The act modifies provisions of law relating to ignition of fireworks within certain proximity to various items. Further, the act modifies provisions of law relating to the storage of fireworks.