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31-502. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Licensed display fireworks operator" means a person licensed to operate an outdoor display of display fireworks.

(b) "Licensed proximate pyrotechnic operator" means a person licensed to operate indoor or outdoor articles of pyrotechnic.

(c) "Manufacturer" means any person engaged in the manufacture of fireworks of any kind in the state of Kansas. Manufacturer shall also include any person engaged in the assembly of consumer fireworks or component parts into a finished item or assortment, but shall not include repackaging finished goods into an assortment.

(d) "Distributor" means any person engaged in the distribution of fireworks of any kind in the state of Kansas to include the following:

(1) Sells, delivers, transports, consigns, gives, imports, exports or otherwise furnishes consumer fireworks to any person for the purpose of resale to a retailer or any other distributor or reseller within the state of Kansas;

(2) sells, intends to sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or consigns display fireworks or articles pyrotechnic to any person, distributor, municipality or any other organization within the state of Kansas; or

(3) produces, conducts or provides a licensed operator or imports any display fireworks or articles pyrotechnic of any kind within the state of Kansas for profit.

(e) "Distributor" shall not include:

(1) Anyone who transports fireworks from one state to another state through the state of Kansas and such fireworks ultimate destination is not within the state of Kansas;

(2) anyone who sells consumer fireworks during a fireworks season as a seasonal retailer;

(3) freight delivery companies or common carriers as defined in U.S. department of transportation 49 C.F.R. § 171.8; or

(4) an out-of-state person who sells, transports, delivers or gives fireworks to a licensed manufacturer or distributor.

(f) "Hobbyist manufacturer" means any person who manufactures consumer fireworks, display fireworks or articles pyrotechnic for their personal use.

(g) "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm, company, association, corporation, not-for-profit organization, municipality or limited liability corporation.

(h) "Seasonal retailer" means a person who receives consumer fireworks and sells, delivers, consigns, gives or otherwise furnishes consumer fireworks only to the public for their personal use and only during a fireworks season.

(i) "Storage" means the safekeeping of fireworks in a warehouse or magazine or comparable appropriate depository. Consumer fireworks that are located at the destination of their retail sale and that are being held in anticipation of retail sale shall not be considered as in storage.

(j) "Fireworks season" means a period in time as set forth in the regulations authorized to be adopted by the state fire marshal during a calendar year in which seasonal retailers are permitted to sell consumer fireworks to the public.

(k) "Fireworks display" means a private or public production of display fireworks or articles pyrotechnic, or both, which are intended for use and designed to produce visible or audible effects for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration or detonation.

History: L. 2007, ch. 83, § 2; Jan. 1, 2008.


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