Bill Summary for H 783 (2013-2014)

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May 1 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 783 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE LAWS GOVERNING PYROTECHNICS DISPLAYS.
Intro. by Starnes.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 14-410(a1)(3), providing that a display operator, for a pyrotechnics display, is also not required to obtain written authority from the board of commissioners or city for a concert or public exhibition if written authority has been obtained from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Arts and pyrotechnics are exhibited on lands or in buildings owned by the state and used by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (previously, only provided for written authorization from the University of North Carolina or UNC-Chapel Hill).

Amends subsection (a)(2) of GS 14-413 (Permits for use at public exhibitions), providing that a permit for use at public exhibitions is not required for a public exhibition if it is authorized by the UNC School of the Arts and is conducted on lands or in buildings owned by the state and used by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (previously, only referred to the exhibition being conducted on lands or in buildings owned by UNC School of the Arts in Forsyth County).

Amends GS 58-82A-3 (Pyrotechnics display operator license), making a technical change.

Amends GS 58-82A-25 (Qualifications for event employees), providing that event employees are not allowed to discharge or be in the presence of the pyrotechnic material unless under direct supervision of a licensed pyrotechnic operator or an on-site representative as provided in GS 14-410(a1)(2) (previously, only provided an exception for being under direct supervision of a licensed pyrotechnic operator).

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