Here is the actual text of Arizona House Bill 2246 that allows Arizonans to sell, buy and use fireworks. Text that is in BLUE AND ALL CAPITALIZED is new text added by HB 2246 to existing Arizona statutes. Text that is in red and lined out is text of current law that is deleted by the new law. This new law is effective from and after November 30, 2010.
The intent of the law appears to allow people to buy and use personal fun type fireworks, not explosive or rocket type fireworks. Note this provision in the new law:
“PERMISSIBLE CONSUMER FIREWORKS: . . . DOES NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING THAT IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO RISE INTO THE AIR AND EXPLODE OR TO DETONATE IN THE AIR OR TO FLY ABOVE THE GROUND, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, FIREWORK ITEMS COMMONLY KNOWN AS BOTTLE ROCKETS, SKY ROCKETS, MISSILE-TYPE ROCKETS, HELICOPTERS, TORPEDOES, ROMAN CANDLES AND JUMPING JACKS.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 36-1601, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “CONSUMER FIREWORK” MEANS SMALL FIREWORK DEVICES THAT CONTAIN RESTRICTED AMOUNTS OF PYROTECHNIC COMPOSITION DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO PRODUCE VISIBLE OR AUDIBLE EFFECTS BY COMBUSTION AND THAT COMPLY WITH THE CONSTRUCTION, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND LABELING REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED IN 49 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 172 AND 173, REGULATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION AS PRESCRIBED IN 16 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS PARTS 1500 AND 1507 AND THE AMERICAN PYROTECHNICS ASSOCIATION STANDARD 87-1, STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION AND APPROVAL FOR TRANSPORTATION OF FIREWORKS, NOVELTIES AND THEATRICAL PYROTECHNICS, DECEMBER 1, 2001 VERSION. (more…)