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A218, R245, S1252
Sponsors: Senators S. Martin, Bryant and Peeler
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Introduced in the Senate on April 20, 2016
Introduced in the House on April 28, 2016
Last Amended on April 26, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 25, 2016
Governor's Action: June 3, 2016, Signed
Summary: Fire Marshal
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/20/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 1) 4/20/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 1) 4/21/2016 Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 3) 4/26/2016 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 53) 4/26/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 53) 4/26/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 53) 4/27/2016 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 41) 4/28/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 16) 4/28/2016 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 16) 5/19/2016 House Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 10) 5/24/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 60) 5/24/2016 House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 61) 5/25/2016 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 15) 6/2/2016 Ratified R 245 6/3/2016 Signed By Governor 6/9/2016 Effective date 06/03/16 6/9/2016 Act No. 218
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(A218, R245, S1252)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-9-195 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TO ISSUE A LICENSE FOR A COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY IF CERTAIN SAFETY CONDITIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Community fireworks display license
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 9, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-9-195. The sponsor of a community fireworks display using consumer fireworks may petition the State Fire Marshal, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for a license to hold the display. The license must be granted if:
(1) the county in which the event is to be held has a population of less than thirty thousand;
(2) the governing body of the unincorporated county or the municipality in which the event is to be held approves the display through an ordinance or resolution;
(3) the sponsor is a volunteer nonremunerated individual, group of individuals, or a community organization;
(4) the sponsor can document the presence of police and fire rescue at the event;
(5) the sponsor can provide proof of insurance for the event; and
(6) the sponsor can demonstrate experience in hosting similar events, using similar nonremunerated volunteers without incident.
The State Fire Marshal, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, may charge and retain a fee for the petition equal to the cost of the application fee of other similar filings."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 2nd day of June, 2016.
Approved the 3rd day of June, 2016.
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