Fireworks (Oppose – Preemption)

Fireworks (Oppose – Preemption)

 CS/SB 198 (Steube) and CS/HB 6037 (Grant, J.) repeal a provision that limits the number of entities authorized to sell fireworks in Florida and another provision that allows cities to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for approving permits for the public display of fireworks. The bills also repeal several provisions related to fireworks. The bills repeal the required testing and approval of sparklers by the Division of the State Fire Marshal and the registration of sparkler distributors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Finally, the bills repeal a provision in current law requiring a person performing a public display of fireworks in a county to obtain a bond. (Cook)