91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0112
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FIREWORKS DISPLAYS-LICENSES                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Fireworks Use Act and the State Finance Act.  Provides      
   for   the   licensing   of   companies   that   wish   to   conduct  a      
   fireworks/pyrotechnic display, and allows a local authority to issue a      
   display  permit  once  a  State  license  is  presented.   Establishes      
   guidelines for a display fired  from  a  flotation  device  on  water.      
   Provides  for  the  licensing  of  fireworks/pyrotechnic distributors.      
   Provides for the licensing  of  pyrotechnic  operators  of  a  display      
   fireworks/pyrotechnic company. Creates the Fireworks License Fund as a      
   special  fund  in  the  State treasury.  Provides that application and      
   license fees shall be deposited into the Fund and shall be used by the      
   State Fire Marshal to  defray  the  costs  associated  with  licensing      
   applicants.  Effective January 1, 2000.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE (State Fire Marshal)                                     
          Fiscal impact is negligible; approximate revenue is $51,800,         
          approximate expense is $48,000.                                      
          FISCAL NOTE, CORRECTED (State Fire Marshal)                          
          Same as previous note.                                               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          30 ILCS 105/5.490                                                    
          425 ILCS 35/1                                                        
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                         from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-1003         
          225 ILCS 210/1003                                                    
        Deletes the title  and  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.      
   Creates  the Fireworks Displayer Licensing Act. Provides that a person      
   may not engage in the business of publicly displaying fireworks unless      
   licensed by  the  Office  of  the  State  Fire  Marshal.   Establishes      
   qualifications   for  licenses  including  an  appropriate  Bureau  of      
   Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms license, general liability insurance  of      
   at  least  $2,000,000,  workers'  compensation insurance for personnel      
   lighting  the  fireworks,  and   other   qualifications.   Establishes      
   procedures for suspending or revoking licenses for non-compliance with      
   the  provisions  of  the  Act.  Amends  the Illinois Explosives Act to      
   exclude from the definition of explosives fixed ammunition  for  small      
   arms,  safety  fuses, matches, fireworks, theatrical pyrotechnics, and      
   model rocket fuel.  Amends the Fireworks Use Act to require a licensed      
   pyrotechnic  displayer  and  pyrotechnic  operator  to  handle  public      
   displays of fireworks.                                                      
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Fire Marshal)                             
          There are no increased costs to the State by the amendment.          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that a person may not engage in a  pyrotechnics  display      
   unless  the person obtains a license from the office of the State Fire      
   Marshal after December 1, 1999 rather than January 1, 2001.   Provides      
   that  after  January 1, 2000, no individual may act as a lead operator      
   in a pyrotechnics display without obtaining a license from the  office      
   of  the  State  Fire Marshal.  Provides that persons who assist a lead      
   pyrotechnic  operator in conducting  a  pyrotechnic  display  must  be      
   certified  and  successfully  complete  a  State Fire Marshal approved      
   in-house training program with a licensed displayer. Provides  that  a      
   corporation  that commits a  first violation of  various provisions of      
   the Act is guilty of a  business offense punishable  by a maximum fine      
   of $5,000.   A second  or subsequent  violation  by a  corporation  or      
   business entity is a business  offense punishable by a maximum $10,000      
   fine. Adds an immediate effective date.                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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