State House OKs changes to Michigan fireworks law
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.
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.