2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY AND INTERNAL SECURITY
132D. Fireworks
§132D-8.6 Requirements of licensee


HI Rev Stat § 132D-8.6 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§132D-8.6 Requirements of licensee. (a) Any person who has obtained a license under section 132D-7 and ships fireworks or articles pyrotechnic into the State shall:

(1) Clearly designate the types of fireworks or articles pyrotechnic in each shipment on the bill of lading or shipping manifest with specificity;

(2) Declare on the bill of lading or shipping manifest the gross weight of consumer fireworks, display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, and aerial devices to be imported in each shipment and the location of the storage facility, if applicable, in which the fireworks or articles pyrotechnic are to be stored;

(3) Prior to shipment and when booking each shipment of fireworks, display fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, or aerial devices notify the appropriate county official as determined by the county regarding whether the shipment will be distributed from:

(A) Pier to pier;

(B) Pier to warehouse or storage facility; or

(C) Pier to redistribution;

(4) Prior to booking the shipment, provide to the applicable county fire chief:

(A) Written documentation regarding the proposed display event or events and related contact information to allow the fire chief to validate the importation of a three-month or six-month inventory under section 132D-8.5; and

(B) An inventory breakdown for each proposed display; and

(5) At the time shipping is booked, the importer or consignee shall notify the appropriate county official as determined by the county in writing of the expected shipment's landing date.

(b) The fire department of a county, in which a shipment of fireworks or articles pyrotechnic has landed and becomes subject to the jurisdiction of the fire department, shall be allowed to inspect, if it chooses, any shipment declared on the shipping manifest as fireworks or articles pyrotechnic.

(c) The facility in which fireworks or articles pyrotechnic are to be stored shall:

(1) Have received approval fifteen days prior to the shipment's arrival from the appropriate county fire department; and

(2) Meet all state and county fire and safety codes.

(d) Any fireworks or articles pyrotechnic landed in the State shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture if:

(1) The importer or consignee does not have in the importer's or consignee's possession a valid license to import fireworks or articles pyrotechnic under section 132D-7;

(2) The consignee does not have a valid license to store fireworks or articles pyrotechnic under section 132D-7; or

(3) The fireworks or articles pyrotechnic have not been declared or have been misdeclared in violation of subsection (a).

(e) No person holding a retailer license to sell consumer fireworks shall be allowed to sell consumer fireworks commonly known as firecrackers in a packet size larger than five thousand individual units. Any person violating this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(f) Any person violating subsection (a), (c), or (d) shall be subject to the following for shipments of fireworks or articles pyrotechnic of:

(1) Twenty-five pounds or less gross weight shall be a petty misdemeanor;

(2) Over twenty-five pounds to three hundred pounds gross weight shall be a misdemeanor;

(3) Over three hundred pounds to ten thousand pounds gross weight shall be a class C felony; and

(4) More than ten thousand pounds gross weight shall be a class B felony. [L 2000, c 233, §3; am L 2006, c 183, §10; am L 2011, c 127, §5]

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