2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
28-1357 Sale of novelty lighter without child safety feature; penalty.

Universal Citation: NE Code § 28-1357 (2017)


Sale of novelty lighter without child safety feature; penalty.

(1) For purposes of this section:

(a) Novelty lighter means a mechanical or electrical device that is typically used for lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, that has only one button or function, and that (i) is designed to resemble a cartoon character, a toy, a gun, a watch, a musical instrument, a vehicle, an animal, a food or beverage container, or a similar item, (ii) plays musical notes, or (iii) has flashing lights; and

(b) Novelty lighter does not include:

(i) A lighter manufactured prior to January 1, 1980;

(ii) A lighter incapable of being fueled or lacking a device necessary to produce combustion or a flame; or

(iii) A standard disposable or refillable lighter that is printed or decorated with a logo, label, decal, artwork, or heat shrinkable sleeve.

(2) It shall be unlawful to sell at retail, offer for retail sale, or distribute for retail sale or promotion in this state a novelty lighter manufactured on or after July 18, 2014, without a child safety feature.

(3) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor.

(4) This section does not apply to the transportation of novelty lighters through the state or the storage of novelty lighters in a warehouse or distribution center in this state that is closed to the public for purposes of retail sales.


  • Laws 2014, LB403, ยง 2.

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