2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 22 - Fire Prevention, Protection, and Safety
Subchapter 7 - Fireworks
§ 20-22-710 - Location, display, sale, etc.

AR Code § 20-22-710 (2015) What's This?

(a) The placing, storing, locating, or displaying of fireworks in any window where the sun may shine through glass on to the fireworks so displayed or to permit the presence of lighted cigars, cigarettes, or pipes within ten feet (10') of where the fireworks are offered for sale is declared unlawful and prohibited.

(b) At all places where fireworks are stored or sold, there shall be posted signs with the words "FIREWORKS -- NO SMOKING" in letters not less than four inches (4'') high at each entrance to the retail sales area.

(c) (1) No fireworks are to be sold at retail at any location where paints, oils, or varnishes are kept for use or sale, unless the paints, oils, and varnishes are kept in the original unbroken containers, nor where resin, turpentine, gasoline, or other inflammable substance that may generate inflammable vapors is used, stored, or sold.

(2) Consumer fireworks retail sales facilities and stores shall not be located within fifty feet (50') of the following:

(A) Motor vehicle fuel dispensing station dispensers;

(B) Retail propane dispensing station dispensers;

(C) Above-ground storage tanks for flammable or combustible liquids;

(D) Flammable gases or flammable liquefied gases; or

(E) Compressed natural gas dispensing facilities.

(d) All firework devices that are readily accessible to handling by a consumer or purchaser shall have their fuses protected in such a manner as to protect against accidental ignition of an item by spark, cigarette ash, or other ignition source. Safety-type-thread wrapped and coated fuses are exempt from this section.

(e) All licensees under this subchapter shall have a fire extinguisher of a type approved by the Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police in an area readily accessible to any point of storage or sale of fireworks. In lieu of such an extinguisher, retailers may maintain a common type of water hose, charged and connected to a water system, which is readily available to any area where fireworks are stored or sold.

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