Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
AST FIREWORKS Section 1
Whereas it is necessary to set procedures and policies for the retail sale and use of fireworks, this Ordinance shall be entitled the Fireworks Ordinance.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 1, AST FIREWORKS Section 1
AST FIREWORKS Section 2
a. Fireworks: Any firecracker or other firework type device which is capable of or intended to explode ignite, become self-propelled, give off any projectile, spark or other ignited or fused objects or manifestation, or in any way give off sound or light by virtue of its burning or exploding.
b. Realty Department: The Realty Department of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
c. Tax Commission: The Tax Commission of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
d. Secretary: The Secretary of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
e. Retailer: A person seeking to sell Fireworks for profit in the jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 2, AST FIREWORKS Section 2
AST FIREWORKS Section 3
Any person wishing to make retail sales of Fireworks within the Absentee Shawnee jurisdiction must enter into a lease with the Absentee Shawnee Realty Department on terms agreeable to the lessee and lessor but requiring the lessee to provide at a minimum one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) of comprehensive liability insurance with proof of payment.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 3, AST FIREWORKS Section 3
AST FIREWORKS Section 4
Sales of Fireworks can only be made between June 15th and July 7th of each year.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 4, AST FIREWORKS Section 4
AST FIREWORKS Section 5
After obtaining a lease from the Realty Department the Retailer must obtain a Tax Identification Number from the Tax Commissioner and remit sales tax required by the Absentee Shawnee Tax Code.
(a) A two hundred and fifty dollar ($250.00) deposit must be paid by vendors to the tax commission. The deposit may be applied to taxes owed to the tribe or reimbursed after taxes have been paid in full.
(b) Vendors have a five (5) day deadline after the last day of sales to pay sales tax to the tax commission. After this period, fines and penalties will be assessed.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 5, AST FIREWORKS Section 5
AST FIREWORKS Section 6
After obtaining a Tax Identification Number, the Secretary will issue a license for the sale of Fireworks by the Retailers.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 6, AST FIREWORKS Section 6
AST FIREWORKS Section 7
The license fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) per annum.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 7, AST FIREWORKS Section 7
AST FIREWORKS Section 8
Any Retailer who fails to comply with these procedures shall be subject to criminal prosecution under Section 570 of the Code of Law, Criminal Offenses and a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day while in violation, which shall be paid directly to the Secretary to be placed in the Tribe's General Fund.
Absentee Shawnee Fireworks Ordinance Section 8, AST FIREWORKS Section 8