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DIVISION 11. EXPLOSIVES [12000 - 12761]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 2. FIREWORKS AND PYROTECHNIC DEVICES [12500 - 12728]

  ( Part 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

CHAPTER 5. Licenses [12570 - 12637]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

ARTICLE 1. Types of Licenses [12570 - 12579]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

12570.
  

The State Fire Marshal may issue any license described in this part, subject to the regulations which he may adopt not inconsistent with the provisions of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12571.
  

A manufacturer’s license shall allow the manufacture of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices of all types and the sale and transport to licensed wholesalers in California only and the sale to special effects pyrotechnic operators of materials and devices for which such pyrotechnic operators hold a valid permit.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12572.
  

A wholesaler’s license allows the sale and transportation of all types of fireworks to licensed retailers, or retailers operating under a permit, licensed public display operators, and other licensed wholesalers in California only and sale to special effects pyrotechnic operators holding a valid permit and sale of exempt fireworks to those industrial and commercial concerns that possess a valid permit from the local agency having jurisdiction in the area where such fireworks are to be used or stored.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12573.
  

An importer’s and exporter’s license shall allow fireworks to be imported into and exported from the state. Import activity shall be limited to the sale of fireworks to licensed wholesalers and licensed manufacturers only. Export activity shall be limited to the sale of fireworks to persons outside of the state. Holders of this type of license shall not be issued or possess a public display license of any type without first securing a wholesaler’s license. This section shall not require a license for a motion picture production company to transport or deliver special effects from within the state to a destination outside the state.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12574.
  

A retail sales license allows the retail sale of safe and sane fireworks for private use.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12575.
  

A public display (special) license allows the holding and conducting at various times of public displays of dangerous fireworks at a single location only.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12576.
  

A public display license (general) allows the holding and conducting of public displays of dangerous fireworks at various locations and at various times.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12577.
  

A public display license (limited) allows the performance of a single public display action of a single nature with dangerous fireworks at one location to be executed at one or more performances or exhibitions.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12578.
  

The State Fire Marshal shall adopt regulations that identify and specify the scope of each class of pyrotechnic operator license. A pyrotechnic operator license shall allow the licensee to handle, supervise, or discharge dangerous fireworks at public displays of all types, and to handle, supervise, or discharge rockets and special effects pyrotechnic devices which produce an audible or visual effect in connection with group entertainment or motion picture productions which may or may not be held before live audiences.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 233, Sec. 1.)

12579.
  

All licensees may transport the class of fireworks for which they hold a valid license as provided in Section 12651.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

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