ATLANTA -- Georgia's insurance commissioner and a state senator introduced plans Tuesday to regulate stage pyrotechnics - only days after a fire killed nearly 100 people in a Rhode Island nightclub.
Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and state Sen. Rooney Bowen, a Republican from Cordele, would place a temporary moratorium on pyrotechnic shows in buildings with a capacity of 5,000 of fewer.
They also want to create a task force of fire safety experts from around the state to review fire codes and make recommendations on improving safety.
The plan also calls for making the operation of a pyrotechnic display without a license a felony.
Officials in West Warwick, R.I., said pyrotechnics used by the band Great White ignited a blaze that destroyed the building.
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