To give the state fire marshal the authority and discretion to ban particular “novelty lighters,” that have “the appearance of a toy, collectible, or other object not generally used as an ignition device.” Violations would be punishable by up to 90 days and a $500 fine. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 20, 2008
Reported in the House on June 24, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 18, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that makes the bill a straightforward prohibition with a definition of the prohibited items, and which does not authorize the jail penalty.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 18, 2008
To ban the retail sale of novelty lighters “novelty lighters” that have "are designed to appear to be toy, feature a flashing light, or make musical sound." Violations would be punishable a fine of upt to $500.
Received in the Senate on September 23, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on September 23, 2008