City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-12-22   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 5/21/2012 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/4/2012
Enactment date: 6/13/2012 Enactment #: O-2012-022
Title: Prohibiting The Sale And Use Of Certain Fireworks Pursuant To Section 60-2C-7 NMSA 1978; Prohibiting The Use Of Any Fireworks In Open Space Areas, Including The Bosque; Establishing Penalties For The Sale Or Use Of Such Fireworks Within The City Of Albuquerque (Jones)
Sponsors: Trudy E. Jones
Attachments: 1. O-22.pdf, 2. O-22final.pdf, 3. O-22Enacted.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/13/2012 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/12/2012 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/6/2012 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/4/2012 City Council Do PassPass Action details
5/21/2012 City Council Introduced  Action details
5/21/2012 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTIETH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-12-22 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Trudy Jones


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Prohibiting The Sale And Use Of Certain Fireworks Pursuant To Section 60-2C-7 NMSA 1978; Prohibiting The Use Of Any Fireworks In Open Space Areas, Including The Bosque; Establishing Penalties For The Sale Or Use Of Such Fireworks Within The City Of Albuquerque (Jones)
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PROHIBITING THE SALE AND USE OF CERTAIN FIREWORKS PURSUANT TO SECTION 60-2C-7 NMSA 1978; PROHIBITING THE USE OF ANY FIREWORKS IN OPEN SPACE AREAS, INCLUDING THE BOSQUE; ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR THE SALE OR USE OF SUCH FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. FINDINGS. The Council finds:
A. Pursuant to Section 60-2C-7 NMSA 1978, Permissible Fireworks, a municipality may regulate or prohibit the sale and use of fireworks known as aerial devices and ground audible devices.
B. Fireworks that are considered “safe and sane” are those that do not fly or explode. Aerial devices and ground audible devices are not “safe and sane” firework devices. Once ignited, aerial devices (aerial shell kit-reloadable tubes, aerial spinners, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, multiple tube devices, roman candles, shells, and stick-type rockets) take an unpredictable flight pattern, and pose a significant fire hazard to vegetation and structures. They also possess a considerable injury potential to the user and general public. Ground audible devices (chasers and fire crackers) are disturbing to the public peace and possess a considerable injury potential to the user and general public.
C. Should the City experience a fire that burns out of control in the Bosque or other open space areas, the flora and fauna in those protected areas are at great risk of sustaining devastating loss and/or destruction.
D. Should the City ...

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