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H 4718 - State regulation of the retail sale of fireworks

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Bales
Last Action: 2/2/2012 - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.21.12 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that the retail sale of fireworks is solely subject to state regulations and except for an ordinance imposing a business license tax, the sale is not subject to regulation by ordinances of political subdivisions including zoning ordinances if the fireworks retailer has a valid state retail license, complies with state safety and building code requirements and as a valid fireworks license issued by the State Board of Pyrotechnic Safety.


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Session 119 - (2011-2012)Printer Friendly
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H 4718 General Bill, By Bales
Similar (S 1163)
Summary: Fireworks
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-56-3 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RETAIL SALE OF FIREWORKS IS SOLELY SUBJECT TO STATE REGULATION AND, EXCEPT FOR AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A BUSINESS LICENSE TAX, IS NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY ORDINANCES OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, INCLUDING ZONING ORDINANCES IF THE FIREWORKS RETAILER HAS A VALID STATE RETAIL LICENSE, COMPLIES WITH STATE SAFETY AND BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS, AND HAS A VALID FIREWORKS LICENSE ISSUED BY THE STATE BOARD OF PYROTECHNIC SAFETY.
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02/02/12House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 12)
02/02/12House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 12)



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