Maine LD 302: An Act To Encourage Responsible Consumer Fireworks Use

LD 302 (subjects: FIRE SAFETY , FIREWORKS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=302&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Johnson of Lincoln: (D – District 13) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 Senate Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/10/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE of ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT
Unfinished Business
4/21/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/23/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/28/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Report C Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 37 20 Yeas – 15 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/29/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, REPORT A Ought to Pass as Amended was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-39) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-39).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/30/2015 Senate On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Senate ADHERED To ACCEPTANCE of Report C OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/5/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of REPORT A Ought to Pass as Amended and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-39).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Encourage Responsible Consumer Fireworks Use

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 8 MRSA 223-A, sub- 8, C is enacted to read:

C. A person may not use consumer fireworks if the Governor has prohibited out-of-door fires pursuant to Title 12, section 9001, subsection 2.

Sec. 2. 8 MRSA 223-A, sub- 14 is enacted to read:

14. Disorderly conduct. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, a person may be guilty of disorderly conduct pursuant to Title 17-A, section 501-A if the person uses consumer fireworks in a manner that causes loud and unreasonable noises.

SUMMARY

This bill makes the following changes to the consumer fireworks law.

1. It prohibits the use of consumer fireworks whenever the Governor issues a proclamation prohibiting out-of-door fires.

2. It clarifies that the use of consumer fireworks may constitute loud and unreasonable noise under the disorderly conduct law pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 501-A.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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