(a) An individual or entity, other than a municipality, county, or metropolitan government,
must be a licensed exhibitor to perform an outdoor fireworks display, an indoor or
outdoor proximate pyrotechnic display or an indoor or outdoor display using flame
effects. An individual or entity must be a licensed exhibitor to supply display fireworks,
indoor or outdoor proximate pyrotechnics or flame effect materials for display purposes.
(b) A municipality, county or metropolitan government conducting an indoor or outdoor
proximate pyrotechnic display or an indoor or outdoor display using flame effects,
however, must apply for and obtain the permit required pursuant to § 68-104-212, and:
(1) Have a certified operator on site at the event supervising or discharging the
(2) Show proof of insurance in accordance with the limits of liability established
in the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act, compiled in title 29, chapter 20,
or proof of adequate self-insurance; and
(3) Have the pyrotechnic materials supplied or purchased from a licensed exhibitor.
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