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(a) Prohibition on sale and use. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give away, offer to sell or give away, distribute, possess, ignite or otherwise use within the corporate limits of the City any aerial luminary, commonly known as a sky candle, flying lantern, wish lantern, Hawaii lantern or Konming lantern.
(b) Penalty for violation. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates any requirement of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(c) Definitions. As used in this section, the term “aerial luminary” means any paper or combustible lantern, designed or intended to be made airborne, containing a small candle or other device for fuel that heats air from inside the lantern causing the lantern to rise into the air and to remain airborne until the candle or device extinguishes, at which time the lantern or its component parts descend.
(Added Coun. J. 12-12-12, p. 44059, § 1)