2012 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 22 - Fire Prevention, Protection, and Safety
Subchapter 7 - -- Fireworks
§ 20-22-708 - Possession, sale, and use unlawful -- Exceptions.


AR Code § 20-22-708 (2012) What's This?

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, sell, or use, within the State of Arkansas, or ship into the State of Arkansas, except as provided in ยง 20-22-711, any pyrotechnics, commonly known as fireworks, other than the permissible items enumerated in this section, except as provided in this subchapter. The permissible fireworks consist of those defined in Interstate Commerce Commission regulations described as Class C fireworks only and shall include the following:

(1) Roman candles, with no handle or spike affixed thereto, not exceeding ten (10) balls spaced uniformly in the tube, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed twenty grams (20 g) each in weight. The inside tube diameter shall not exceed three-eighths inch (3/8'');

(2) Sky rockets, with sticks, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed twenty grams (20 g) each in weight. The inside tube diameter shall not exceed one-half inch (1/2''). The rocket sticks shall be securely fastened to the tubes;

(3) Helicopter-type rockets, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed twenty grams (20 g) each in weight. The inside tube diameter shall not exceed one-half inch (1/2'');

(4) Cylindrical fountains, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed seventy-five grams (75 g) each in weight. The inside tube diameter shall not exceed three-fourths inch (3/4'');

(5) Cone fountains, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed fifty grams (50 g) each in weight;

(6) Wheels, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed sixty grams (60 g) for each driver unit or two hundred forty grams (240 g) for each complete wheel. The inside tube diameter of driver units shall not exceed one-half inch (1/2'');

(7) Illuminating torches and colored fire in any form, except items included in subdivision (a)(12) of this section, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed one hundred grams (100 g) in weight;

(8) Sparklers and dipped sticks, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed one hundred grams (100 g) each in weight. Pyrotechnic composition containing any chlorate or perchlorate shall not exceed five grams (5 g);

(9) Mines and shells of which the mortar is an integral part, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed forty grams (40 g) each in weight;

(10) Firecrackers and salutes with casings, the external dimensions of which do not exceed one and one-half inches (11/2'') in length or one-quarter inch (1/4'') in diameter, and other items designed to produce an audible effect, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed two grams (2 g) each in weight;

(11) Novelties consisting of two (2) or more devices enumerated in this subsection, trick matches, and cigarette plugs, when approved by the Federal Bureau of Explosives;

(12) Railway fusees, truck flares, hand ship distress signals, smoke signals, and smoke pots.

(b) No component of any device listed in this section which is designed to produce an audible effect shall contain pyrotechnic composition in excess of two grams (2 g) in weight excluding propelling or expelling charges.

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