227.700 "Fireworks" defined -- Exceptions.
As used in KRS 227.700 to 227.750, "fireworks" means any composition or device for
the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or
detonation, and which meets the definition of "consumer fireworks" as defined in KRS
227.702 or "display" fireworks as defined in KRS 227.706 and as set forth in the United
States Department of Transportation's
"Fireworks" does not include:
(DOT) hazardous materials
(1) Exception number 1: Toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which
paper or plastic caps manufactured in accordance with DOT regulations, and packed
and shipped according to said regulations, are not considered to be fireworks and
shall be allowed to be used and sold at all times.
(2) Exception number 2: Model rockets and model rocket motors designed, sold, and
used for the purpose of propelling recoverable aero models are not considered to be
(3) Exception number 3: Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of
sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter are not considered as being designed for producing
Effective: March 16, 2011
History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 66, sec. 2, effective March 16, 2011. -- Amended
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 436, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982. -- Created 1980 Ky. Acts ch.
49, sec. 15, effective July 15, 1980.