77th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2013 Regular Session

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LC 3265

                         House Bill 3199

Sponsored by Representatives MCLANE, MCKEOWN; Representatives
  ESQUIVEL, WITT

                             SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the
measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to
consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's
brief statement of the essential features of the measure as
introduced.

  Prohibits release of sky lantern, discharge of exploding target
or discharge of tracer ammunition during fire season on or near
forest protection district lands. Makes violation subject to
maximum fine of $2,000.

                        A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to the use of incendiary devices in proximity to
  forested areas.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
  SECTION 1.  { + Section 2 of this 2013 Act is added to and made
a part of ORS chapter 477. + }
  SECTION 2.  { + (1) As used in this section:
  (a) 'Exploding target' means a device:
  (A) Designed for use as a target;
  (B) Consisting of a chamber containing bulk material or an
oxidizer and a chamber containing a catalyst or sensitizing
material; and
  (C) Capable of exploding when hit by gunfire.
  (b) 'Sky lantern' means an unmanned self-contained luminary
device that uses heated air produced by an open flame or produced
by another source to become or remain airborne.
  (c) 'Tracer ammunition' means a bullet that contains a
pyrotechnic charge in its base that burns with sufficient
brightness to be observed by the unaided eye.
  (2) A person may not release a sky lantern, discharge an
exploding target or discharge tracer ammunition on:
  (a) Land of any type that is located within the boundaries of a
forest protection district if any part of the district is subject
to an order under ORS 477.505 declaring a fire season; or
  (b) Land of any type that is located within one-eighth of a
mile of the exterior boundaries of a forest protection district
if any part of the district is subject to an order under ORS
477.505 declaring a fire season.
  (3) Violation of this section is a Class A violation. In
addition to any enforcement officer specifically identified in
ORS 153.005, the State Fire Marshal, the State Forestry
Department or the State Forester may issue a citation for a
violation under this section. + }
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