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MICHIGAN FIREWORKS SAFETY ACT

Act 256 of 2011

AN ACT to revise, consolidate, and codify the laws relating to certain fireworks; to regulate the purchase, possession, sale, and use of certain fireworks; to establish a fireworks safety fund; to establish a fireworks safety fee; to provide for the transfer and expenditure of funds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies; to provide for penalties and remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 2011, Act 256, Eff. Jan. 1, 2012


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 28.451SectionShort title.
Section 28.452SectionDefinitions.
Section 28.453SectionNovelties; inapplicability of act.
Section 28.454SectionSale of consumer fireworks; certificate required; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; application; requirements; issuance; validity; issuance of original or renewal certificate; sales tax license information; denial; transfer; display; prohibition; location or address; disposition of fees.
Section 28.455SectionSale of consumer fireworks from retail location; conditions; failure to comply; civil fine; insurance coverage.
Section 28.456SectionWebsite; establishment and maintenance by department; registration with low-impact fireworks retail registry.
Section 28.457SectionLocal ordinances.
Section 28.458SectionFireworks safety fee; imposition; payment; deposit in fireworks safety fund; failure to comply as misdemeanor; fine.
Section 28.459SectionFireworks safety fee; determination; rates; collection allowance.
Section 28.460SectionFireworks safety fees; remittance; forms; manner; payment liability; past due amounts; aggregate filing; investigation.
Section 28.461SectionFireworks safety fund; creation within department of treasury; investment; money remaining in fund; lapse; expenditures; delegation of inspection duties; program.
Section 28.462SectionProhibited conduct; permission required; violation as civil infraction; civil fine; sale to minor; definitions; violation of smoking prohibition as misdemeanor; signage.
Section 28.463SectionResident agent.
Section 28.464SectionIdentification of firework in violation of act; investigation; determination of violation; seizure; criminal or civil proceedings.
Section 28.465SectionStorage of seized fireworks; disposal or destruction; storage and disposal costs; use for training purposes.
Section 28.466SectionArticles pyrotechnic or display fireworks ignition; permit; competency and qualifications of operators; retention of fee.
Section 28.467SectionConduct not prohibited by act.
Section 28.467aSectionIssuance of citation by state fire marshal.
Section 28.468SectionViolation of act; penalty; reimbursement of storage costs.
Section 28.468aSectionCitation for serious violation; fine; prosecution; payment of civil fines to department; collection proceedings.
Section 28.468bSectionIssuance of certificate prohibited; revocation.
Section 28.468cSectionPerson ineligible to obtain consumer fireworks certificates; offenses; periods; sanctions.
Section 28.469SectionInspections; delegation of authority and responsibility.
Section 28.470SectionRules.
Section 28.471SectionReport by state fire marshal.