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S.168

Introduced by   Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

Date:

Subject:  Public safety; fireworks; incident report; deadline

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to change the deadline for filing incident reports of damage caused by fireworks and sparklers.

AN ACT RELATING TO FIREWORKS INCIDENT REPORT DEADLINE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  20 V.S.A. § 3132(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The state fire marshal shall have power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for granting permits for supervised public displays of fireworks by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, and other organizations or groups of individuals.  The state fire marshal shall compile an annual report of all injuries to person and property resulting from the use of fireworks and sparklers reported for the preceding fiscal year.  The state fire marshal shall annually by January March 15 submit a report to the house committee on general, housing and military affairs and the senate committee on economic development, housing and general affairs.

Sec. 220 V.S.A. § 3132(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The state fire marshal shall have power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for granting permits for supervised public displays of fireworks by municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, and other organizations or groups of individuals.  The state fire marshal shall compile an annual report of all injuries to person and property resulting from the use of fireworks and sparklers reported for the preceding fiscal year.  The state fire marshal shall annually by March 15 submit a report to the house committee on general, housing and military affairs and the senate committee on economic development, housing and general affairs.

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATES

(a)  Secs. 1 and 3 of this act shall take effect on passage.

(b)  Sec. 2 of this act shall take effect on January 1, 2008.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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