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State House modifies Michigan's new fireworks law


LANSING, MI (WTVB) - The Michigan House has approved an amendment to the state’s fireworks rules that will allow local governments to restrict the use of fireworks in the wee hours of the morning, whether or not it’s a holiday. It passed 107 to 1. 

Last year’s law greatly expanding the sale of fireworks and the type of fireworks used, generated a lot of complaints about thoughtless residents blowing them off at all times of the day or night.  The proposed law would allow most local units to limit their use between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. every day. In more populous communities, it would be between midnight and 8 a.m.

The measure goes to the Senate.  That means it’s not likely to be in place for this July 4th holiday.