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2010 House Bill 5999: Legalize certain fireworks
Introduced by Rep. Harold Haugh (D) on March 25, 2010
To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for the sale, distribution and use of fireworks, including licensing, fees, and retail location taxes. Prohibitions on some types of 'consumer fireworks' that are currently illegal would be removed, and this appears to include firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc. (“APA standard 87-1” fireworks).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 25, 2010
Reported in the House on May 5, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 12, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2010
Substitute offered by Rep. Harold Haugh (D) on May 12, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 12, 2010
Passed 79 to 28 in the House on May 12, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for the sale, distribution and use of currently illegal "consumer fireworks" including firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc. (“APA standard 87-1” fireworks). A seller would have to get a license costing $5,000 and have a fixed location facility of at least 1,000 square feet. Non-profits could sell low-grade fireworks temporary stands or tents.
Received in the Senate on May 13, 2010
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on May 13, 2010
Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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