2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-28.11 - Fireworks and Pyrotechnics
Section 23-28.11-9 - Violations.

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 23-28.11-9 (2017)

§ 23-28.11-9. Violations.

(a) Any person found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter relating to possession of display fireworks and aerial consumer fireworks or pyrotechnics shall be fined not less than one hundred ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisoned for not more than one year. Any person found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter relating to use or display of display fireworks and aerial consumer fireworks or pyrotechnics shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned for not more than five (5) years, or both.

(b) The state fire marshal or the fire marshal's deputies or any officer qualified to serve criminal process may arrest without a warrant any person found in violation of this chapter and shall seize immediately any and all of the display fireworks and aerial consumer fireworks and/or pyrotechnics in illegal use, possession, or under that person's control, and the display fireworks and aerial consumer fireworks seized shall upon conviction of the person be forfeited to the state.

(c) Notice of the seizure of the display fireworks and aerial consumer fireworks and/or pyrotechnics shall immediately be sent to the marshal by the officer making the seizure and the fireworks and/or pyrotechnics seized shall be held and securely stored by that department until the marshal or the marshal's authorized explosives technician takes them into his or her possession for disposal.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 271, § 7; P.L. 1994, ch. 419, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 106, § 9; P.L. 2003, ch. 107, § 9; P.L. 2010, ch. 25, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 28, § 2.)

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