Section 8-17-216

Permits for sale, use, etc., of special fireworks for public displays.

(a) Nothing in this article shall be construed as applying to the shipping, sale, possession, and use of special fireworks for public displays by holders of a permit for a public display to be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations governing this type of fireworks by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms division of the United States Treasury Department, and their requirements met and any permit or license required by them secured before application for a state display permit is made.

(b) Application for a state permit for public display of special fireworks must be made in writing to the State Fire Marshal at least 10 days before the display date. The State Fire Marshal may accept an application for a state permit for public display of special fireworks less than 10 days before the display date if accompanied by a fee of double the amount otherwise required. The application shall show that the proposed display is to be so located and supervised that it shall not be hazardous to property and that it shall not endanger human lives. If the display is to be performed within the limits of a municipality, the application shall so state and shall bear the signed approval of the chief supervisory officials of the fire and police departments of such municipality. Permits issued shall be limited to the time specified therein and shall not be transferable.

(c) Possession and sale of special fireworks shall be limited to a holder of a federal license issued for display fireworks. Possession of special fireworks for resale to holders of a permit for public display shall be confined to holders of a distributor's permit only. Provided, however, a distributor's permit shall not be required where the special fireworks are for public display to be performed solely for The Alabama June Jam, Inc.; and provided further that the application for the state permit for public display shall show that the proposed display is to be performed solely for The Alabama June Jam, Inc.

(d) Nothing in this article shall apply to Class C firework displays.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-409, p. 638, §7; Acts 1987, No. 87-151, p. 206, §1; Act 2003-378, §1.)