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Q: Why is it illegal ti fly sky laterns in the state of oklahoma

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Absolutely:

2014 Oklahoma Statutes

Title 68. Revenue and Taxation

§68-1624.1. Aerial luminaries.

Universal Citation: 68 OK Stat § 68-1624.1 (2014)

A. It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, distribute, possess, ignite, or otherwise use aerial luminaries, commonly known as sky lanterns, Hawaii lanterns, Knogming Lanterns, Chinese lanterns, sky candles, fire balloons or flying luminaries.

B. As used in this section, "aerial luminary" means an airborne paper lantern 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 remain airborne until the candle or other device extinguishes.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 166, § 1.

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