senate Bill S7888

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to fireworks, dangerous fireworks and sparkling devices; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 approval memo.12
signed chap.477
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.583
substituted for a10141
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1632
Jun 16, 2014 referred to rules

S7888 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10141
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §270.00 subs 1 - 3, amd §405.00, Pen L; amd §156, add §156-h, Exec L; add §392-j, Gen Bus L

S7888 - Summary

Relates to fireworks, dangerous fireworks and sparkling devices.

S7888 - Sponsor Memo

S7888 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7888

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal law, the executive law and the  general  busi-
  ness  law, in relation to fireworks, dangerous fireworks and sparkling
  devices; and to repeal certain provisions of the  penal  law  relating
  thereto

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of section 270.00 of the penal  law
are  REPEALED and three new subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 are added to read as
follows:
  1. DEFINITION OF "FIREWORKS" AND "DANGEROUS FIREWORKS".  (A) THE  TERM
"FIREWORKS," AS USED IN THIS SECTION, INCLUDES:
  (I)  DISPLAY  FIREWORKS,  WHICH  MEANS FIREWORKS DEVICES IN A FINISHED
STATE, EXCLUSIVE OF MERE ORNAMENTATION, PRIMARILY INTENDED  FOR  COMMER-
CIAL  DISPLAYS  WHICH  ARE  DESIGNED  TO  PRODUCE VISIBLE AND/OR AUDIBLE
EFFECTS BY COMBUSTION, DEFLAGRATION OR DETONATION,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  SALUTES CONTAINING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THIRTY MILLIGRAMS
(TWO GRAINS) OF EXPLOSIVE COMPOSITION,  AERIAL  SHELLS  CONTAINING  MORE
THAN  FORTY  GRAMS OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION EXCLUSIVE OF LIFT CHARGE, AND
OTHER EXHIBITION DISPLAY ITEMS THAT EXCEED THE LIMITS OF CONSUMER  FIRE-
WORKS  CONTAINED  IN THE AMERICAN PYROTECHNIC ASSOCIATION (APA) STANDARD
87-1, 2001 EDITION;
  (II) ARTICLES PYROTECHNIC, WHICH MEANS PYROTECHNIC DEVICES FOR PROFES-
SIONAL USE SIMILAR TO CONSUMER FIREWORKS  IN  CHEMICAL  COMPOSITION  AND
CONSTRUCTION  BUT  NOT INTENDED FOR CONSUMER USE AND WHICH ARTICLES MEET
THE WEIGHT LIMITS FOR CONSUMER FIREWORKS BUT ARE NOT LABELED AS SUCH AND
ARE CLASSIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  IN  49
CFR 172.101 AS UN0431;
  (III)  SPECIAL  EFFECTS,  WHICH  MEANS  ANY  COMBINATION  OF  CHEMICAL
ELEMENTS OR CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS CAPABLE OF BURNING INDEPENDENTLY  OF  THE
OXYGEN  OF THE ATMOSPHERE, AND DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO PRODUCE AN AUDI-
BLE, VISUAL, MECHANICAL, OR THERMAL EFFECT AS  AN  INTEGRAL  PART  OF  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15633-03-4

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