SB 8 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 HB 1162.

Full text:
12/10/09  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100065D  pdf
02/10/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105113D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/22/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB8ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Conference amendments

12/10/09  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100065D
12/10/09  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105113D-S1
02/10/10  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 4-N)
02/12/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/15/10  Senate: Read second time
02/15/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/15/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10105113D-S1
02/15/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB8S1
02/16/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N)
02/18/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/10  House: Read first time
02/18/10  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/10  House: Reported from General Laws with amendments (15-Y 7-N)
02/24/10  House: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/24/10  House: Rereferred to General Laws
02/24/10  House: Read second time
03/02/10  House: Reported from General Laws with amendment (17-Y 5-N)
03/03/10  House: Read second time
03/04/10  House: Read third time
03/04/10  House: Committee amendments #1 and #2 agreed to
03/04/10  House: Committee amendment #3 agreed to
03/04/10  House: Amendment by Delegate Cosgrove agreed to
03/04/10  House: Passed House with amendments (82-Y 18-N)
03/04/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (82-Y 18-N)
03/08/10  Senate: House amendments rejected by Senate (5-Y 35-N)
03/09/10  House: House insisted on amendments
03/09/10  House: House requested conference committee
03/10/10  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/10/10  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/10  Senate: Senators: Blevins, Stuart, Locke
03/11/10  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/11/10  House: Delegates: Cosgrove, Rust, James
03/12/10  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 6-N)
03/13/10  House: Conference report agreed to by House (73-Y 21-N 3-N)
03/13/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (73-Y 21-N 3-A)
03/22/10  Senate: Enrolled
03/22/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB8ER)
03/22/10  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/10  Senate: Signed by President
04/11/10  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 587 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)