A. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases when used in this section, have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- "Consumer fireworks” means those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- “Display fireworks” means those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- “Fireworks” means any combustible or explosive composition, substance or combination of substances, or any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, that is a consumer firework, display firework or permissible consumer firework as defined by A.R.S. § 36-1101.
- “Novelty items” means federally deregulated novelty items that are known as snappers, snap caps, party poppers, glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices, sparklers, and certain toys as defined in A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- “Permissible consumer fireworks” means those fireworks as defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601 that may be sold within Litchfield Park even where the use of those items is prohibited.
- “Supervised public display” means a monitored performance of display fireworks open to the public and authorized by permit by the city’s fire service provider.
B. Use of Fireworks.
- The use, discharge or ignition of fireworks, including permissible consumer fireworks, on any public property within the city is prohibited unless authorized by the city.
- Permissible consumer fireworks may be used, discharged or ignited on private property only with the consent of the owner or other person in control of the private property. The consenting owner, consenting person in control and the user of the fireworks shall be responsible for any injuries or damages caused by such use.
- No person who is under sixteen years of age may use, discharge, or ignite permissible consumer fireworks without direct supervision of a person who is eighteen years of age or over.
- Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of novelty items or the occurrence of a supervised public display of fireworks.
- Permits may be granted by the city’s fire service provider for conducting a properly supervised public display of fireworks. Every such public display of fireworks shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired, only after proper inspection and in a manner that does not endanger persons, animals, or property. A permit shall not be issued, and may be revoked, during time periods of high fire danger warnings. The city’s fire service provider has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.
C. Sale of Fireworks.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under sixteen years of age.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks in conflict with state law.
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