HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

501

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

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 legislature finds it reasonable to allow the use of fireworks for film or theatrical productions upon the issuance of a valid permit, and for the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks by law enforcement agencies.

The purpose of this Act is to amend current state fireworks law by authorizing the use of fireworks by permit for film or theatrical productions and authorizing law enforcement to test, dispose of, or destroy illegal, unwanted, or confiscated fireworks.

SECTION 2. Section 132D-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]132D-6[]] Exceptions. The prohibitions in section 132D-5 do not apply to:

(1) The use of flares, noisemakers, or signals for warning, pest control, or illumination purposes by police and fire departments, utility companies, transportation agencies, and other governmental or private agencies or persons, including agricultural operations, in connection with emergencies, their duties, or business; [and]

(2) The sale or use of blank cartridges for a show or theater, or for signal, commercial, or institutional purposes in athletics or sports[.];

(3) The purchase and use of consumer fireworks, aerial devices, display fireworks, or articles pyrotechnic in a film or theatrical production for which a valid permit has been issued by a county pursuant to section 132D-10; and

(4) The testing, disposal, or destruction of illegal or unwanted fireworks by an agency with authority to enforce this chapter."

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 Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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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By Request


 


 

Report Title:

State Fire Council Package; Fireworks; Film and Theatrical Productions; Disposal and Destruction

 

Description:

Authorizes the use of fireworks for film and theatrical productions. Authorizes the testing, disposal, and destruction of illegal or unwanted fireworks by law enforcement.

 

 

 

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