2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 22 - Fire Prevention, Protection, and Safety
Subchapter 7 - Fireworks
§ 20-22-703 - Other exceptions.

AR Code § 20-22-703 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as applying to the:

(A) Manufacture, storage, sale, or use of signals necessary for the safe operation of railroads or other classes of public or private transportation or of illuminating devices for photographic use;

(B) Military or naval forces of the United States or of this state or to peace officers;

(C) Sale or use of blank cartridges for ceremonial, theatrical, or athletic events; or

(D) Transportation, sale, or use of permissible fireworks as defined in § 20-22-708 or special fireworks as defined in § 20-22-701 solely for agricultural or industrial purposes, provided that the purchaser first secures a written permit to purchase and use the fireworks for agricultural or industrial purposes from the Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police.

(2) No permit for use of fireworks for agricultural purposes shall be issued by the director except after approval of the county agricultural agent of the county in which the fireworks are to be used.

(3) (A) All fireworks purchased under permit as authorized in this section for agricultural or industrial purposes shall at all times be kept in the possession of the permit holder.

(B) The permits and fireworks shall not be transferable.

(b) Any person holding a permit to purchase and use fireworks for agricultural or industrial purposes as provided in this section who shall sell, give away, or otherwise transfer the fireworks to another or shall use or permit the use of the fireworks for any purpose other than agricultural or industrial purposes as stated on the permit shall be in violation of this subchapter and subject to the penalties provided for in § 20-22-705.

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