PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
160-B:4 Possession; Penalty.
I. No person shall possess fireworks other than the following:
(a) A person who has in the person's possession a certificate of competency issued pursuant to RSA 158:9-f and a valid permit to display issued pursuant to RSA 160-B:7.
(b) A person who has a federal permit to sell display fireworks issued in accordance with title 18 of the United States Code, a state license issued pursuant to RSA 160-B:6, and a municipal permit issued in accordance with RSA 160-B:6, or an employee of such person. For the purposes of this subparagraph, "employee" shall be limited to a person who is reported as an employee for state and federal tax purposes and for unemployment compensation purposes.
(c) A common carrier which is in possession of a bill of lading indicating that fireworks are being shipped to or from a licensed and permitted seller or a person who has a certificate of competency and a permit to display.
(d) Any manufacturer or common carrier shipping fireworks in interstate commerce through the state of New Hampshire which are not being delivered or received in this state.
(e) A person who has a licensed facility for the storage of display fireworks pursuant to RSA 158:9-c.
II. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation unless the person possesses with intent to sell, in which case such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Source. 1991, 286:2. 1998, 37:3, 4. 1999, 348:7, eff. Jan. 21, 2000.