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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 22, 2019 03:06 PM
From: Representative Frank A. Farry and Rep. Gene DiGirolamo
To: All House members
Subject: Fireworks Law - Prior HB 2752
In the near future, we plan to reintroduce legislation to modify the new fireworks law. Our offices have received many complaints about fireworks activity from residents, especially seniors, veterans, parents with small children, and people with pets. We believe we can make adjustments to the law to help ensure public safety and peace and are currently working with stakeholders to draft legislation, which would:
  • Offer specific guidance to local governments on reasonable controls for the sale and use of fireworks.
  • Implement constraints on the times of day that fireworks can be discharged.
  • Provide notice to consumers purchasing fireworks that there are state requirements for setbacks for use, permission to use property, timeframes for use, etc., and that there may be further municipal limitations.
  • Increase the criminal penalties for selling or using consumer fireworks in violation of the Act.
This legislation would fulfill part of the recommendation of the SR 6 Commission.

We hope you will join us in cosponsoring this legislation. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HB1687