3743.45 Purchase of 1.4G fireworks from licensed manufacturer or wholesaler.

(A) Any person who resides in this state and who intends to obtain possession in this state of 1.4 G fireworks purchased in this state shall obtain possession of the 1.4 G fireworks only from a licensed manufacturer or licensed wholesaler.

A licensed manufacturer or licensed wholesaler selling 1.4 G fireworks under this division shall require the purchaser to complete a purchaser's form, which shall be prescribed by the state fire marshal and furnished by the licensed manufacturer or licensed wholesaler. On this form the purchaser shall include the purchaser's name and address; the date of the purchase; a statement that the purchaser acknowledges that the purchaser is responsible for any illegal use of the fireworks, including any damages caused by improper use; such other information as the fire marshal may require; and the purchaser's signature. Each purchaser's form shall contain a statement printed in bold letters indicating that knowingly making a false statement on the form is falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code and is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Each licensed manufacturer and licensed wholesaler shall keep each purchaser's form for a period of three years after the date of the purchase, and such forms shall be open to inspection by the fire marshal or the fire marshal's designated authority.

Each purchaser of 1.4 G fireworks under this division shall transport the fireworks so purchased directly out of this state within forty-eight hours after the time of their purchase.

This division does not apply to a person who resides in this state and who is also a licensed manufacturer, licensed wholesaler, or licensed exhibitor of fireworks in this state.

(B) No licensed manufacturer or licensed wholesaler shall sell 1.3 G fireworks to a person who resides in this state unless that person is a licensed manufacturer, licensed wholesaler, or licensed exhibitor of fireworks in this state.

Cite as R.C. § 3743.45

History. Effective Date: 06-29-2001; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008