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425 ILCS 30/2
(425 ILCS 30/2)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 102)
The following words and phrases, when used in this Act, shall
for the purpose of this Act have the following definition and meaning:
(a) The term fireworks shall mean and include any explosive
composition or any substance or combination of substances, or article
prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a
temporary exhibitional nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or
detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy cannons in which
explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath
to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, Roman candles,
bombs or other fireworks of like construction and any
fireworks containing any explosive compound; or any tablets or other
device containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible
substances producing visual effects. The term "fireworks" shall not
include snake or glow worm pellets; smoke devices; sparklers; trick noisemakers
known as "party poppers", "booby traps", "snappers", "trick matches", "cigarette
loads" and "auto burglar alarms"; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or
other devices in which
paper or plastic caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less
of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that
the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the
explosion; and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain
less than twenty-five hundredths grains of explosive mixture;
the sale and use of
which shall be permitted at all times.
(b) The term "fireworks plant" shall mean and include all lands,
with buildings thereon, used in connection with the manufacture or
processing of fireworks, as well as storehouses located thereon for the
storage of finished fireworks.
(c) The term "fireworks factory building" shall mean any building or
other structure in which the manufacture of fireworks, or in which any
processing involving fireworks is carried on.
(d) The term "magazine" shall mean any building or other structure
used for the storage of explosive raw materials used in the manufacture
(e) The term "Office" shall mean the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
(Source: P.A. 83-474.)