LD 523
First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
LR 1411
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Modify the Regulation of Fireworks

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 8 MRSA §221-A, sub-§4,  as enacted by PL 1999, c. 671, §2, is amended to read:

4. Fireworks.   "Fireworks" means any:
A.  Combustible or explosive composition or substance;
B.  Combination of explosive compositions or substances;
C.  Other article that was prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including blank cartridges or toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloon that requires fire underneath to propel it, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, bombs, rockets, wheels, colored fires, fountains, mines, serpents and other fireworks of like construction;
D.  Fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound; or
E.  Tablets or other device containing any explosive substance or flammable compound.

The term "fireworks" does not include toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper caps or plastic caps containing 25/100 grains or less of explosive compound are used if they are constructed so that the hand can not come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, toy pistol paper caps or plastic caps that contain less than 20/100 grains of explosive mixture or , sparklers that do not contain magnesium chlorates or perchlorates or toy, antique or replica cannons if no projectile is fired.


This bill amends the definition of "fireworks" to allow the use of toy, antique or replica cannons if no projectile is fired.

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