2006 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Jennings
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 45-13-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE TIME FOR SALES OF FIREWORKS WITHIN FIFTY MILES OF A QUALIFIED RESORT AREA; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 45-13-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
45-13-9. (1) No fireworks shall be sold or offered for sale at retail before the fifteenth day of June and after the fifth day of July and before the fifth day of December and after the second day of January of each year. No fireworks shall be sold to any person under the age of twelve (12) years. It shall be unlawful to ignite or discharge fireworks of any type within six hundred (600) feet of any church, hospital or school, or within seventy-five (75) feet of where fireworks are stored or offered for sale. It shall also be unlawful to ignite or discharge the same within or throw the same from or into or at any motor vehicle.
(2) No fireworks shall be sold or offered for sale at retail within fifty (50) miles of a qualified resort area, as that term is defined in Section 67-1-5, before the twenty-fifth day of May and after the twelfth day of July and before the fourteenth day of November and after the ninth day of January of each year.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.