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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Lawmaker calls for repeal of fireworks law

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morguefile.com

A state lawmaker has called for repealing the four-year-old state law that allowed consumers to buy more powerful fireworks. The law also bars local governments from banning fireworks around national holidays.

"Certain fireworks, whether used properly or improperly, can cause serious property and environmental damage, and the injuries can be disfiguring and life-threatening,” says state Represesentative Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights. “There's just no good reason to have rockets, sky lanterns and other fireworks allowed under the 2011 law going off in our neighborhoods."

Yanez is a former firefighter.  

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