An online petition to repeal Michigan’s 2011 law allowing the purchase and use of consumer aerial fireworks is underway here.
As of Wednesday afternoon more than 18,000 residents have signed the petition, which calls for Michigan’s legislature to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011. The law allows communities to enact local ordinances defining hours and days (aside from the day prior to, day of and day following national holidays) that residents can set off fireworks.
It runs parallel to legislation introduced by State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) in June to repeal the law and reintroduce restrictions on consumer fireworks in Michigan. Click here for the rest of the story.
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