LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. (WTXL) – New Fireworks law that takes effect July 1, 2015.
According to the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, consumer fireworks sales will be legal in Georgia. House Bill 110 amended several Georgia code sections to allow for the sale, purchase and use of consumer fireworks.
HB 110 covers any small fireworks intended to a cause a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion and deflagration, detonation that includes blank cartridges, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, bombs, sparklers and other combustibles of like construction including roman candles.
Consumers should be certain they know what type of reaction should be expected upon ignition of any and all fireworks purchased.
New state laws clearly state:
-Fireworks can only be sold or used by persons 18 years of age or older.
-Fireworks cannot be used indoors.
-Fireworks can be used daily between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight. On January 1, July 3, July 4 and December 31, fireworks can be used from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.
-Fireworks cannot be exploded within 100 yards of a nuclear power facility, gas station, or a facility that refines, processes or blends gasoline.