Joseph E. Miro (R), Dave G. Lawson (R), Colin Bonini (R), Bryant L. Richardson (R), Ruth Briggs King (R), Richard G. Collins (R), Timothy D. Dukes (R), Ronald E. Gray (R), Kevin S Hensley (R), Helene M. Keeley (D), Harvey R. Kenton (R), William R. Outten (R), Michael Ramone (R), Peter C. Schwartzkopf (D), Jeff N. Spiegelman (R), David L. Wilson (R)
This bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or any other device that explodes or shoots into the air. The use of those items that may be sold only to persons 18 years of age and older is limited to July 4th and December 31st of each year and sales are limited to the 30 days prior to the allowable use day. This bill allows paper caps used in toy guns contain 16 milligrams or less of pyrotechnic mixture. The sale of sparklers and most other items permitted under this bill is limited to persons 18 and older. The penalty section of 16 Del. C. §6905 applies to this bill. At least forty-three states allow the sale and use of sparklers and other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items that are regulated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Amendment SA 1 to HB 53 - Introduced and Placed With BillThu, Apr 19th 2018
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 2 On Its Merits, 1 UnfavorableTue, Apr 17th 2018
Assigned to Corrections & Public Safety Committee in SenateFri, Mar 9th 2018
Amendment HA 1 to HB 53 - Passed In House by Voice VoteThu, Jan 25th 2018
Amendment HA 2 to HB 53 - Passed In House by Voice VoteThu, Jan 25th 2018
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENTThu, Jan 25th 2018
Amendment HA 2 to HB 53 - Introduced and Placed With BillWed, Jan 17th 2018
Amendment HA 1 to HB 53 - Introduced and Placed With BillWed, Jan 17th 2018
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its MeritsWed, Jan 17th 2018
Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in HouseWed, Jan 25th 2017