New Law Allows Michigan Cities to Restrict Fireworks

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800px-Fireworks_5049LANSING, Mich. — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed legislation Wednesday, June 19, that allows local governments to prohibit the use of consumer fireworks between midnight and 8 a.m. on the day before, day of and day after national holidays.

“This is a common-sense bill that respects the preferences of communities by letting local authorities decide when fireworks can and cannot be used,” Calley said.

A local unit with a population of 50,000 or more, or a local unit in a county with a population of 750,000 or more will have a fireworks deadline of 1 a.m. only on New Year’s Day. A local unit with a population of less than 50,000, or a local unit in a county with a population of less than 750,000 have 1 a.m. fireworks deadlines on any national holiday and the days before and after. Fines of up to $500 could be imposed for individuals who do not comply.

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