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House Bill 1099

House Bill 1099

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB 1099 (Updated March 14, 2006 3:22 pm - DI 96)

Fireworks sales, discharge, public safety fees, and injuries. Renames certain common fireworks as consumer fireworks. Authorizes the use of consumer fireworks on the property of the purchaser, on the property of another who has given permission for the use, and at special discharge locations. Authorizes the fire prevention and building safety commission to adopt rules specifying the conditions under which certain fire chiefs may grant a permit to a person to sponsor a special fireworks discharge location. Establishes requirements for the tent, structure, or temporary stand from which certain fireworks may be sold. Establishes annual registration fees for the retail sale of consumer fireworks that must be paid before the issuance of a certificate of compliance to a retailer. Removes the requirement that a purchaser of consumer fireworks provide a written assurance that the consumer fireworks will be shipped out of Indiana within five days of purchase. Establishes various penalties for: (1) the ignition, discharge, possession, or use of certain fireworks under certain conditions or at other than certain locations; or (2) the purchase or use of fireworks by a person less than 18 years of age. Requires an individual to be at least 18 years of age to sell consumer fireworks, and at least 16 years of age to sell certain specified fireworks. Sets times during the day when a person may use certain fireworks. Prohibits the sale of fireworks at retail from a motor vehicle. (Current law prohibits the sale of retail fireworks from a truck, van, or automobile.) Establishes a public safety fee of 5% on the retail sale of fireworks. Provides that the fee is to be collected by the department of state revenue and deposited in the state general fund. Specifies that a child commits a delinquent act if the child commits certain fireworks violations. Requires certain persons that treat a person for an injury that the practitioner or administrator identifies as resulting from fireworks or pyrotechnics to report the injury to the state department of health. Provides that the report is confidential. Requires the department of homeland security to report to the budget committee on the feasibility of establishing a regional program to provide certain training. Makes an appropriation from public safety fees to the department of homeland security for: (1) certain training programs; and (2) under certain circumstances, certain disaster related costs. Repeals an expired section of the Indiana Code. Repeals and relocates a definition. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections.
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