HB 615 – NC Consumer Fireworks Safety Act

HB 615 – NC Consumer Fireworks Safety Act

Primary Sponsor: Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), Rep. Mark Brody (R-Anson), Rep. John Hardister (R-Guilford), Rep. Michael Wray (D-Halifax) 

Bill Summary

This bill would increase the age of individuals able to purchase fireworks from 16 to 18.

The bill states that any consumer fireworks must have a safety label affixed to the packaging of the fireworks.

The bill states that all fireworks retailers shall provide a safety pamphlet from by the Office of the State Fire Marshall to each purchaser. This information shall outline safe handling and best practices.

*This bill contains many other sections. However, this is a brief outline of the sections that relate to public health/safety.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on April 4, 2019.

Committee Referrals:

  • Judiciary – referall stricken June 13, 2019
  • Regulatory Reform –
    • This bill was heard for discussion only on August 6, 2019.
  • Finance
  • Rules

More Posts in Current Legislative Session


Share this Post


Leave a Reply

The NCMS moderates this blog, so expect a slight delay in posting. Please include your full name and affiliation. We insist on respectful dialogue and reserve the right not to post remarks incompatible with our guidelines.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *