Report Title:

Fireworks code

Description:

Repeals chapter 132D and gives the counties statutory authority to develop their own fireworks code.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2489

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. In keeping with the home rule principle, the legislature feelsbelieves that the respective counties should be the authority to regulate fireworks in their jurisdiction.

SECTION 2. Section Chapter 132-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:to read as follows:

"132- Authority of the cCounties to "132-3 Adoption of state fire code. The state fire council shall, after public hearings pursuant to chapter 91, adopt prior to July 1979, a state fire code setting forth minimum requirements relative to the protection of persons and property from fire loss including without limitation: (1) the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices; and (2) the control of conditions hazardous to life or property in the design, use or occupancy of buildings and premises. The state fire code, insofar as is practicable, shall complement, augment and be consistent in form and language with the building and other codes of the respective counties. regulate fFireworks. The respective counties of the State are directed tomay formulateenact ordinances to regulate the sale, purchase, use, and storage of fireworks.."

SECTION 3. Section Chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. Section 2 of this This Act shall take effect on July 1, 200upon approval4. Section 3 of this Act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

 

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST