2017 Hawaii Revised Statutes
132. Fire Protection
132-19 Aerial luminaries; prohibited.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 132-19 (2017)

[§132-19] Aerial luminaries; prohibited. (a) It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, distribute, possess, ignite, or otherwise use aerial luminaries, commonly known as sky lanterns, Hawaii lanterns, and flying luminaries.

(b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000, or both, for each violation.

(c) As used in this section, "aerial luminary" means an airborne paper lantern containing a small candle, or other device for fuel, that heats air from inside the lantern causing the lantern to rise into the air and remain airborne until the candle or other device extinguishes. [L 2012, c 319, §2]

Revision Note

Section was enacted as an addition to chapter 132D but was renumbered to this chapter pursuant to §23G-15.

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