State House OKs changes to Michigan fireworks law

Published On: May 28 2013 02:52:37 PM EDT
Updated On: May 28 2013 02:55:08 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. -

The Republican-led Michigan House has approved a series of changes Michigan's fireworks law including giving local governments power to restrict their use.

The bill was approved by a 107 to 1 vote Tuesday. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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One change would let communities with fewer than 50,000 people or counties with fewer than 750,000 people ban powerful fireworks between 1 and 8 a.m. around national holidays.

Democratic state Rep. Harold Haugh of Roseville introduced the bill following complaints, safety concerns and confusion about a law that made powerful fireworks legal in Michigan.

Bottle rockets, aerial cakes, Roman candles, firecrackers all are sold legally after lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder erased the ban in 2011.

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