Welcome California

Buried on this page under “SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills” is this line:

AB 467 by Assemblymember Ling-Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) – Pyrotechnic devices: model rockets.

If you’re a CA rocketeer, this is huge. From the Legislative Council’s Digest:

This bill would add to the definition of “model rocket” a
requirement that it conform to the definition of “model rocket” as
used in the 2013 edition of the “NFPA 1122: Code for Model Rocketry,”
or a more recent edition as adopted by the State Fire Marshal, and
would increase the maximum weight of a model rocket to not more than
1500 grams. This bill would change all references in statute to model
rocket engines to instead refer to model rocket motors. The bill
would revise the definition of “model rocket motor” to mean a rocket
propulsion device using commercially manufactured solid propellant
that does not require mixing by the user and that conforms to the
definition of “model rocket motor” as used in the 2012 edition of the
“NFPA 1125: Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power
Rocket Motors,” or a more recent edition as adopted by the State Fire
Marshal.

People of CA, we no longer need to pity you. As much.

 

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One thought on “Welcome California

  1. Notice, by the way:

    This bill would change all references in statute to model rocket engines to instead refer to model rocket motors.

    Heh. Guess that settles that argument, in CA anyway.

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