34-37-2. License required for sale of fireworks--Application--Fee--Duration--Display. No person may sell, hold for sale, or offer for sale, as wholesaler or retailer any fireworks in this state unless such person has first obtained a license as a wholesaler or retailer. Application for a license as wholesaler or retailer shall be made to the Department of Public Safety on forms to be prescribed by it. Each application shall be accompanied by the required fee, which shall be five hundred dollars for a wholesaler's license, and twenty-five dollars for a retailer's license. A separate twenty-five dollar retailer's license is required for each sales period, as specified in § 34-37-10, during which a retailer may sell fireworks. Each application for a twenty-five dollar retailer's license in any year must be received by the department no later than fifteen days before the beginning of the sales period. Any application for a twenty-five dollar retailer's license received after that date shall be denied by the department and returned to the applicant together with any application fee submitted. The twenty-five dollar retailer's license expires sixty days after the end of the sales period and is renewable annually until the application deadline for the corresponding sales period. The license shall at all times be displayed at the place of business of the holder of the license. The funds received under the provisions of this section shall be deposited in the general fund.
Source: SL 1964, ch 31, §§ 3, 4; SL 1977, ch 190, § 101; SL 1982, ch 18, § 101; SL 1998, ch 213, § 3; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 20; SL 2013, ch 161, § 1.
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