SCS/SB 810 - This act modifies the definitions of the following terms: consumer fireworks, display fireworks, fireworks, and proximate fireworks.
This act specifies that the state fire marshal has the authority to issue permits to manufacture and ship fireworks, as well as sell them. Currently, the state fire marshal cannot issue a permit to a person under eighteen years of age. Under this act, the state fire marshal shall also not issue a permit to a person who fails to provide proof of liability insurance as required by rule.
Under this act, the state fire marshal may examine records of fireworks sales to assure compliance with the regulations on manufacturers, distributors, and jobbers selling consumer fireworks to seasonal retailers.
This act also redefines what type of ground salutes, commonly known as "cherry bombs", are prohibited in Missouri for consumer use.
This act is similar to HB 2257 (2010).
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE