DAVIS,STEVE-HOLBROOK-GASH, ERWIN AND GIGLIO.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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