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2016 Statute

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31-507. Bottle rocket; sale or use prohibited; exceptions. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c):

(1) It shall be unlawful to sell, offer to sell, or to possess with intent to sell or offer for sale a bottle rocket; and

(2) it shall be unlawful to ignite, fire, set off or otherwise use a bottle rocket.

(b) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall be guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the possession, transportation or sale of bottle rockets within Kansas by a person that is currently registered with the state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 31-508, and amendments thereto, to another currently registered person or to a non-registered person provided the non-registered purchaser submits a certification for resale outside the state of Kansas to the registered seller on a form prescribed by the state fire marshal. The registered seller shall send the certification to the office of the state fire marshal and maintain a copy of the certification for one year from the date of sale.

(d) "Bottle rocket" means any pyrotechnic device which:

(1) Is classified as a class C explosive by the United States department of transportation under 49 C.F.R. § 173.53 (1990);

(2) is mounted on a stick or wire; and

(3) projects into the air when ignited, with or without reports, and includes any device with the same configuration, with or without reports, which may be classified as a pipe or trough rocket. "Bottle rocket" does not include helicopter-type rockets.

History: L. 2013, ch. 108, § 5; Apr. 25.

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