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

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