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167.07(2)(b)3. 3. The matches shall not be stored within a horizontal distance of 10 feet from any boiler, furnace, stove or other similar heating apparatus.
167.07(2)(b)4. 4. The matches shall not be within a horizontal distance of 25 feet from any explosive material kept or stored on the same floor.
167.07(2)(c) (c) All matches shall be packed in boxes or suitable packages, containing not more than 700 matches in any one box or package. If more than 300 matches are packed in any one box or package, the matches shall be arranged in 2 nearly equal portions, with the heads of the matches in the 2 portions placed in opposite directions. All boxes containing 350 or more matches shall have placed over the matches a center holding or protecting strip, made of chipboard, not less than 1.25 inches wide and the strip shall be flanged down to hold the matches in position when the box is nested into the shuck or withdrawn from it.
167.07(3) (3) All match boxes or packages shall be packed in strong shipping containers or cases; maximum number of match boxes or packages contained in any one shipping container or case, shall not exceed the following number:
Nominal Number of - See PDF for table PDF
One-half gross       700
One gross       500
Two gross       400
Three gross       300
Five gross       200
Twelve gross       100
Twenty gross     over fifty and under 100
Twenty-five gross     under 50
167.07(4) (4) No shipping container or case constructed of fiber board, corrugated fiber board, or wood, nailed or wirebound, shall exceed a weight, including its contents, of 75 pounds; and no lock-cornered wooden case containing matches shall have a weight, including its contents, exceeding 85 pounds; nor shall any other article or commodity be packed with matches in any such container or case; and all such containers and cases in which matches are packed shall have plainly marked on the outside of the container or case the words "Strike-Anywhere Matches" or "Strike-on-the-Box Matches".
167.07(5) (5) Any person, association or corporation violating this section shall be fined for the first offense not less than $5 nor more than $25, and for each subsequent violation not less than $25.
167.07 History History: 1997 a. 254.
167.10 167.10 Regulation of fireworks.
167.10(1) (1) Definition. In this section, "fireworks" means anything manufactured, processed or packaged for exploding, emitting sparks or combustion which does not have another common use, but does not include any of the following:
167.10(1)(a) (a) Fuel or a lubricant.
167.10(1)(b) (b) A firearm cartridge or shotgun shell.
167.10(1)(c) (c) A flare used or possessed or sold for use as a signal in an emergency or in the operation of a railway, aircraft, watercraft or motor vehicle.
167.10(1)(d) (d) A match, cigarette lighter, stove, furnace, candle, lantern or space heater.
167.10(1)(e) (e) A cap containing not more than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture, if the cap is used or possessed or sold for use in a device which prevents direct bodily contact with a cap when it is in place for explosion.
167.10(1)(f) (f) A toy snake which contains no mercury.
167.10(1)(g) (g) A model rocket engine.
167.10(1)(h) (h) Tobacco and a tobacco product.
167.10(1)(i) (i) A sparkler on a wire or wood stick not exceeding 36 inches in length that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or to produce audible and visible effects.
167.10(1)(j) (j) A device designed to spray out paper confetti or streamers and which contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
167.10(1)(k) (k) A fuseless device that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or audible and visible effects, and that contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
167.10(1)(L) (L) A device that is designed primarily to burn pyrotechnic smoke-producing mixtures, at a controlled rate, and that produces audible or visible effects, or audible and visible effects.
167.10(1)(m) (m) A cylindrical fountain that consists of one or more tubes and that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
167.10(1)(n) (n) A cone fountain that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
167.10(1)(p) (p) A novelty device that spins or moves on the ground.
167.10(2) (2)Sale. No person may sell or possess with intent to sell fireworks, unless any of the following apply:
167.10(2)(a) (a) The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a person holding a permit under sub. (3) (c).
167.10(2)(b) (b) The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a city, village or town.
167.10(2)(bg) (bg) The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a person who is not a resident of this state.
167.10(2)(c) (c) The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, for a purpose specified under sub. (3) (b) 2. to 6.
167.10(3) (3)Use.
167.10(3)(a)(a) No person may possess or use fireworks without a user's permit from the mayor of the city, president of the village or chairperson of the town in which the possession or use is to occur or from a person designated by the mayor, president or chairperson to issue a user's permit. No person may use fireworks or a device listed under sub. (1) (e) to (g) or (i) to (n) while attending a fireworks display for which a permit has been issued to a person listed under par. (c) 1. to 5. or under par. (c) 6. if the display is open to the general public.
167.10(3)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to:
167.10(3)(b)1. 1. The city, village or town, but municipal fire and law enforcement officials shall be notified of the proposed use of fireworks at least 2 days in advance.
167.10(3)(b)2. 2. The possession or use of explosives in accordance with rules or general orders of the department of safety and professional services.
167.10(3)(b)3. 3. The disposal of hazardous substances in accordance with rules adopted by the department of natural resources.
167.10(3)(b)4. 4. The possession or use of explosive or combustible materials in any manufacturing process.
167.10(3)(b)5. 5. The possession or use of explosive or combustible materials in connection with classes conducted by educational institutions.
167.10(3)(b)6. 6. A possessor or manufacturer of explosives in possession of a license or permit under 18 USC 841 to 848 if the possession of the fireworks is authorized under the license or permit.
167.10(3)(b)7. 7. Except as provided in par. (bm), the possession of fireworks in any city, town or village while transporting the fireworks to a city, town or village where the possession of the fireworks is authorized by permit or ordinance.
167.10(3)(bm) (bm) Paragraph (a) applies to a person transporting fireworks under par. (b) 7. if, in the course of transporting the fireworks through a city, town or village, the person remains in that city, town or village for a period of at least 12 hours.
167.10(3)(c) (c) A permit under this subsection may be issued only to the following persons:
167.10(3)(c)1. 1. A public authority.
167.10(3)(c)2. 2. A fair association.
167.10(3)(c)3. 3. An amusement park.
167.10(3)(c)4. 4. A park board.
167.10(3)(c)5. 5. A civic organization.
167.10(3)(c)6. 6. Any individual or group of individuals.
167.10(3)(c)7. 7. An agricultural producer for the protection of crops from predatory birds or animals.
167.10(3)(d) (d) A person issued a permit for crop protection shall erect appropriate warning signs disclosing the use of fireworks for crop protection.
167.10(3)(e) (e) The person issuing a permit under this subsection may require an indemnity bond with good and sufficient sureties or policy of liability insurance for the payment of all claims that may arise by reason of injuries to person or property from the handling, use or discharge of fireworks under the permit. The bond or policy, if required, shall be taken in the name of the city, village or town wherein the fireworks are to be used, and any person injured thereby may bring an action on the bond or policy in the person's own name to recover the damage the person has sustained, but the aggregate liability of the surety or insurer to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond or policy. The bond or policy, if required, together with a copy of the permit shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the city, village or town.
167.10(3)(f) (f) A permit under this subsection shall specify all of the following:
167.10(3)(f)1. 1. The name and address of the permit holder.
167.10(3)(f)2. 2. The date on and after which fireworks may be purchased.
167.10(3)(f)3. 3. The general kind and approximate quantity of fireworks which may be purchased.
167.10(3)(f)4. 4. The date and location of permitted use.
167.10(3)(f)5. 5. Other special conditions prescribed by ordinance.
167.10(3)(fm) (fm) If a city, village, or town requires that a user's permit be signed or stamped, a person who is authorized to issue the permit under par. (a) may sign or stamp the permit before the permit is issued rather than signing or stamping the permit at the time that it is issued.
167.10(3)(g) (g) A copy of a permit under this subsection shall be given to the municipal fire or law enforcement official at least 2 days before the date of authorized use. This paragraph does not apply to a permit authorizing only the sale or possession of fireworks that are classified by the federal department of transportation as Division 1.4 explosives, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
167.10(3)(h) (h) A permit under this subsection may not be issued to a minor.
167.10(4) (4)Out-of-state and in-state shipping. This section does not prohibit a vendor from selling fireworks to a nonresident person or to a person or group granted a permit under sub. (3) (c) 1. to 7. A vendor that ships fireworks sold under this subsection shall package and ship the fireworks in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
167.10(5) (5)Local regulation.
167.10(5)(a)(a) Subject to pars. (b) to (e), a city, village, town or county may enact an ordinance for any of the following:
167.10(5)(a)1. 1. Defining "fireworks" to include all items included under sub. (1) (intro.) and anything under sub. (1) (e), (f), (i), (j), (k), (L), (m) and (n).
167.10(5)(a)2. 2. Prohibiting the sale, possession or use, as defined by ordinance, of fireworks.
167.10(5)(a)3. 3. Regulating the sale, possession or use, as defined by ordinance, of fireworks.
167.10(5)(b) (b) An ordinance under par. (a) may not be less restrictive in its coverage, prohibition or regulation than this section but may be more restrictive than this section.
167.10(5)(d) (d) A county ordinance enacted under par. (a) does not apply and may not be enforced within any city, village or town that has enacted or enacts an ordinance under par. (a).
167.10(5)(e) (e) Notwithstanding par. (a) or par. (b), no city, village, town or county may enact an ordinance that prohibits the possession of fireworks in that city, town, village or county while transporting the fireworks to a city, town, village or county where the possession of the fireworks is authorized by permit or ordinance.
167.10(6) (6)Storage and handling.
167.10(6)(a)(a) No wholesaler, dealer or jobber may store or handle fireworks in premises unless the premises are equipped with fire extinguishers approved by the fire official of the municipality where the premises are located.
167.10(6)(b) (b) No person may smoke where fireworks are stored or handled.
167.10(6)(c) (c) A person who stores or handles fireworks shall notify the fire official of the municipality in which the fireworks are stored or handled of the location of the fireworks.
167.10(6)(d) (d) No wholesaler, dealer or jobber may store fireworks within 50 feet of a dwelling.
167.10(6)(e) (e) No person may store fireworks within 50 feet of a public assemblage or place where gasoline or volatile liquid is dispensed in quantities exceeding one gallon.
167.10(6m) (6m)Licensing and inspecting manufacturers.
167.10(6m)(a)(a) No person may manufacture in this state fireworks or a device listed under sub. (1) (e), (f) or (i) to (n) without a fireworks manufacturing license issued by the department of safety and professional services under par. (d).
167.10(6m)(b) (b) No person may manufacture in this state fireworks or a device listed under sub. (1) (e), (f) or (i) to (n) unless the person complies with the rules of the department of safety and professional services promulgated under par. (e).
167.10(6m)(c) (c) Any person who manufactures in this state fireworks or a device listed under sub. (1) (e), (f) or (i) to (n) shall provide the department of safety and professional services with a copy of each federal license issued under 18 USC 843 to that person.
167.10(6m)(d) (d) The department of safety and professional services shall issue a license to manufacture fireworks or devices listed under sub. (1) (e), (f) or (i) to (n) to a person who complies with the rules of the department promulgated under par. (e). The department may not issue a license to a person who does not comply with the rules promulgated under par. (e). The department may revoke a license under this subsection for the refusal to permit an inspection at reasonable times by the department or for a continuing violation of the rules promulgated under par. (e).
167.10(6m)(e) (e) The department of safety and professional services shall promulgate rules to establish safety standards for the manufacture in this state of fireworks and devices listed under sub. (1) (e), (f) or (i) to (n).
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)