HB 1162 Fire Prevention Code, Statewide; pyrotechnician or fireworks operator must be certified.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; regulation of pyrotechnicians and fireworks operators.  Provides for the State Fire Marshal to establish a certification program for pyrotechnician or fireworks operator to design, setup, conduct or supervise the design, setup or conducting of any fireworks display, either inside a building or outdoors. The bill also  (i) adds a definition of fireworks operator or pyrotechnician, (ii) requires that at least one person holding a valid certification is present at the site where the fireworks display is being conducted, (iii) provides clarifies that the certification requirement does not apply to the use or display of permissible fireworks or in connection with any fireworks display conducted by a volunteer fire department provided one member of the volunteer fire department holds a valid certification. The bill is identical to SB 8.

Full text:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103977D  pdf
02/11/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105247D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/03/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105628D-S1  pdf
03/22/10  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1162ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103977D
01/13/10  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/10  House: Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/10/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/10  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (17-Y 5-N)
02/11/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105247D-H1
02/14/10  House: Read first time
02/15/10  House: Read second time
02/15/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105247D-H1
02/15/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1162H1
02/16/10  House: Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N)
02/16/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (65-Y 33-N)
02/17/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/03/10  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 5-N)
03/03/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105628D-S1
03/05/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  Senate: Read third time
03/08/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/08/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10105628D-S1
03/08/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1162S1
03/08/10  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 10-N)
03/08/10  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 12-N)
03/09/10  House: Placed on Calendar
03/10/10  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 10105628D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
03/10/10  House: VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 96-N)
03/11/10  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 1-N)
03/11/10  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/11/10  House: House acceded to request
03/11/10  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/10  Senate: Senators: Blevins, Stuart, Locke
03/11/10  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/11/10  House: Delegates: Cosgrove, Rust, James
03/13/10  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N)
03/13/10  House: Conference report agreed to by House (69-Y 27-N 1-A)
03/13/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (69-Y 27-N 1-A)
03/22/10  House: Enrolled
03/22/10  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1162ER)
03/22/10  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/10  Senate: Signed by President
04/11/10  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)