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  • NJ A4458
  • Authorizes the sale and possession of certain fireworks.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill allows the sale, possession, storage, and use of certain sparklers and other non-exploding, non-aerial fireworks. Current law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of fireworks other than by an authorized purchaser with a valid permit to purchase fireworks for public display as approved by a municipality. A person who unlawfully sells fireworks is guilty of a fourth degree crime, which is punishable by imprisonment of up to 18 months, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. A person who unlawfully purchases, possesses, or uses fireworks is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense. Petty disorderly persons offenses are punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, a fine of up to $500, or both. This bill authorizes the sale, possession, and use of sparklers, snakes and glow worms, smoke devices, and trick noisemakers, including party poppers, snappers, and drop pops. In addition, the bill prohibits the regulation of these non-exploding, non-aerial fireworks by a local governing body. The storage and sale of these items is to be consistent with the standards set forth in NFPA 1124 National Fire Protection Association Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles, 2006 edition.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S3034 (1R)  (on 6/22/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 A Substituted by S3034 (1R)
6/12/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (19:00 6/12/2017 )
1/10/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 0