SB1479 is a bill that amends existing Arizona state law regarding the sale and regulation of fireworks. The bill requires anyone selling permissible consumer fireworks to obtain an annual license from the State Fire Marshal. Additionally, wholesalers offering fireworks to retailers must register annually with the State Fire Marshal using a prescribed form. The bill also increases the civil penalty for violating fireworks sale prohibitions from $1,000 to $5,000.

The bill makes several other changes, including redefining permissible consumer fireworks, prohibiting the sale of fireworks in tents, canopies, or membrane structures, and increasing the penalty for using fireworks on preservation lands from $1,000 to $5,000. It also clarifies that the sale of permissible consumer fireworks is only allowed from temporary retail stands as outlined by the National Fire Protection Agency regulations. The bill includes technical and conforming changes and becomes effective on the general effective date.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 36-1601, 36-1605, 36-1606, 36-1607, 36-1608, 36-1609, 87-1