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HB 727 establishes provisions to allow local governments to restrict the usage of fireworks. It also changes regulations for the following: the sale and use of fireworks, temporary consumer fireworks sales stands, fire department requirements, firefighter qualifications, pyrotechnics exhibits, consumer fireworks distributor licenses, fireworks contraband, limitations on the timing of firework detonations, and illegal sales of fireworks. HB 727 revises provisions regarding the lawful use and ignition of fireworks and prohibits the following: use of fireworks near any public transportation routes, ignition of fireworks under the influence of alcohol or drugs, sale of fireworks to any person under 18 years of age, as well as other prohibitions on usage of fireworks near certain buildings. Finally, HB 727 grants certain powers to the Safety Fire Commissioner.

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