H.P. 1266 - L.D. 1744
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Display of Fireworks and Indoor Pyrotechnics
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 8 MRSA §227-A, sub-§1, ¶¶A and B, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 671, §6, are amended to read:
A. Applies in writing to the commissioner for a permit at least
10 20 days in advance of the proposed display;
B. Applies on forms furnished by the department. An application for a permit must include:
(1) A certificate of public liability insurance in the amount of
$500,000 $1,000,000 to cover loss, damage or injuries to persons or property that might result from the display; and
(2) A site plan for the proposed display depicting a diagram of the grounds or facilities at which or in which the display will be held. The diagram must show points of discharge, fallout areas, any buildings or other structures in proximity to the display site and the location of any audience that may be present. Distances of and distances between the points of discharge and any buildings or structures must be stated on the diagram; and
Sec. 2. 8 MRSA §227-A, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2001, c. 437, §2 and affected by §8, is further amended to read:
3. Fees. The fee for a permit is $30 per display and the fee for a site inspection is $111. The fee for all monitored indoor pyrotechnic events that occur outside of normal business hours is $100.
Sec. 3. 8 MRSA §227-A, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
7. Indoor pyrotechnics. All indoor pyrotechnic events must be monitored by the State Fire Marshal or the State Fire Marshal's designee.
Sec. 4. 8 MRSA §233, sub-§§1 to 3 are enacted to read:
1. Complete application required. A licensee shall submit a complete application for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of a license under this chapter. An application is not complete unless it includes all materials required to be evaluated for licensure.
2. Renewal submitted within 90 days following license expiration. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person may renew a license under this chapter for up to 90 days after the date of expiration of the license. The 90-day period does not postpone the expiration date of the existing license. A licensee whose license has lapsed may not work as a fireworks technician until a renewed license is issued.
3. Renewal submitted more than 90 days following license expiration. An application for license renewal under this section submitted more than 90 days after the license expiration date is considered an application for a new license and is subject to all requirements governing a new application.
Effective July 30, 2004, unless otherwise indicated.
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