Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 198
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Steube) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 15 - 16
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Sections 791.013, 791.015, and 791.03, Florida
    6  Statutes are repealed.
    7         Section 2. Section 791.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    8  read:
    9         791.02 Sale of fireworks regulated; rules and regulations.—
   10         (1) Except as hereinafter provided It it is unlawful for
   11  any person, firm, copartnership, or corporation to offer for
   12  sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any
   13  fireworks; provided that the board of county commissioners shall
   14  have power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the
   15  granting of permits for supervised public display of fireworks
   16  by fair associations, amusement parks, and other organizations
   17  or groups of individuals when such public display is to take
   18  place outside of any municipality; provided, further, that the
   19  governing body of any municipality shall have power to adopt
   20  reasonable rules and regulations for the granting of permits for
   21  supervised public display of fireworks within the boundaries of
   22  any municipality. Every such display shall be handled by a
   23  competent operator to be approved by the chiefs of the police
   24  and fire departments of the municipality in which the display is
   25  to be held, and shall be of such a character, and so located,
   26  discharged, or fired as in the opinion of the chief of the fire
   27  department, after proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to
   28  property or endanger any person. Application for permits shall
   29  be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of
   30  the display. After such privilege shall have been granted,
   31  sales, possession, use, and distribution of fireworks for such
   32  display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted
   33  hereunder shall be transferable.
   34         (2) No person, firm, copartnership, or corporation may sell
   35  any fireworks to any person under 18 years of age. A sparkler or
   36  other product authorized for sale under this chapter may not be
   37  sold by a retailer or seasonal retailer unless the product was
   38  obtained from a manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler
   39  registered with the division pursuant to s. 791.015. Each
   40  retailer and seasonal retailer shall keep, at every location
   41  where sparklers are sold, a copy of an invoice or other evidence
   42  of purchase from the manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler,
   43  which states the registration certificate number for the
   44  particular manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler and the
   45  specific items covered by the invoice. Each seasonal retailer
   46  shall, in addition, exhibit a copy of his or her registration
   47  certificate at each seasonal retail location.
   48         (3) The State Fire Marshal may adopt rules governing
   49  fireworks under this chapter.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete line 6
   55  and insert:
   56          retailers of sparklers, respectively; amending s.