Report Title:

Fireworks; County Authority

 

Description:

Allows counties to enact more stringent fireworks laws or rules.

 

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1151

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to allow the various counties to enact more stringent fireworks laws than those imposed by chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Section 132D-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"132D‑17 Inconsistent county ordinances, rules. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no county shall enact ordinances or adopt any rules regulating fireworks or articles pyrotechnic[, except as required in this chapter,] that [is] are inconsistent with [or more restrictive than, the provisions of] this chapter[.]; provided that the ordinances or rules may be more stringent than this chapter. Any ordinances and rules regulating fireworks or articles pyrotechnic that were enacted or adopted by a county before March 31, 1995, except those [provisions which] that are not inconsistent with[, or more restrictive than those of] this chapter, are declared void."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

 

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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