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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 65 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 65

(By Senators Bowman, Boley, Caruth, Foster, Minard, Palumbo, Snyder, Sypolt, White, Williams and Yost)

[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization]



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study public safety, health and welfare issues related to the sale, storage and use of fireworks in this state.

Whereas,
Certain fireworks may be sold to consumers in this state. Issues remain regarding public safety at locations that sell fireworks to consumers, education of the public regarding the safe use of fireworks and enforcement of current laws regarding the sale and use of fireworks; and
Whereas, The State Fire Marshal has certain jurisdiction over the sale and use of fireworks in this state and there is a need to examine whether the State Fire Marshal's role should be increased and whether the existing laws need to be changed to better protect the health, welfare and safety of the public; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study
public safety, health and welfare issues related to the sale, storage and use of fireworks in this state ; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to seek the input of the State Fire Marshal and any other interested and informed persons selected by the joint committee to study issues related to the retail sale, storage and use of fireworks; and, be it
Further Resolved, That this study should include whether there should be additional regulation of the retail sale, storage or use of fireworks and how the additional regulation, if necessary, in the public interest, should be provided and funded; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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