When Do Fireworks Go On Sale In Kansas?
- Dennis Hart
TOPEKA — As things stand, retail fireworks merchants in the state of Kansas are only permitted to sell their products between the dates of June 27 and July 6, which is a shorter time frame than some of the states that are nearby. Fireworks may be sold by Missouri’s seasonal shops between the dates of June 20 and July 10 and between December 20 and January 2 respectively.
Additionally, the selling of pyrotechnics is legal throughout the year in the state of Missouri. The Kansas Senate’s Commerce Committee is currently examining a bill that would extend the current sales period from June 15 through July 6 and make it possible to sell cannabis all through the year. Sen. Caryn Tyson, a Republican from Parker, was the one who initially proposed Senate Bill 378.
The proposal is very similar to a measure that was passed in the year 2020. The new legislation includes a definition for annual merchants for the first time. Those who wish to sell fireworks at any time of the year are required to get a license, as well as comply with state and local fire safety rules.
Doug Jorgenson, the fire marshal for the state of Kansas, stated that the They of the State Fire Marshal would be the entity responsible for issuing licenses, and that office did not expect to charge for the license. The manner in which fireworks are controlled within their respective jurisdictions would continue to be under the purview of local governments.
According to Sarah Beagle, who owns a retail fireworks store in the southeast region of Kansas, fireworks can be let off in Allen County at any time of the year. “Every individual city in the county sets their own regulations, and then the county itself sets its regulations,” said Beagle.
- The county itself also determines their regulations.” “They shouldn’t be lighting fireworks at midnight on a Tuesday in the middle of October when kids are in school and people have jobs.
- It makes sense,” Philip Bradley of the Kansas Fireworks Association said, adding that he believes the measure addresses practically everyone’s concerns.
Bradley stated that “in no way does the bill or does our association want to impinge upon the rights of local government to make the rules that are appropriate to that area, and we support that, and that was one of the amendments we insisted on having.” “In no way does the bill or does our association want to impinge upon the rights of local government to make the rules that are appropriate to that area,” Bradley said.
According to Beagle, the measure would synchronize the fireworks season in Kansas with those of the states that border it. Just based on what I have heard from my customers, it seems like we are losing a significant amount of income to the states that are next to us, said Beagle. “When we won the Super Bowl in 2020, there were so many fireworks that were lit off, the National Weather Service was able to see it on their radar,” Beagle said.
“For me, that’s just incredible, because where’d they get them from? Sure, some people might save fireworks after the season. But for most people, if you’re like my family, it’s getting blown up that night.” Beagle added, “I believe it’s 13 days would be what we would add to the sale season, and that is a lot of income we can earn in those few days.” “I believe it’s 13 days would be what we would add to the sell season.” According to Bradley, many seasonal stores have expansion plans for the foreseeable future.
According to Bradley, “They’re looking down the road, and if the legislation passed so that they could do that, they would start laying those plans, obtain the money they need, and move into that sort of business.” “They’re looking down the road because they’re anticipating something in the future.” Our articles may be republished online or in print under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 as long as the attribution link is included.
“And, most of them would have one location in their local area, so it would make even more of those sales for the folks who go to Oklahoma and go to Missouri stay in the state of Kansas.” We ask that any editing be limited to matters of taste or for the purpose of condensing it, that correct acknowledgment be provided, and that a link be included to our website.
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