Online Petition Seeks to Repeal Michigan’s 2011 Fireworks Law

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.

More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


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One thought on “Online Petition Seeks to Repeal Michigan’s 2011 Fireworks Law

  1. potato_masher 873.1 July 11, 2015 at 12:33 am Reply

    Okay, so I see that people are pretty mad about this whole fireworks issue, but WHAT will it solve? Because of the change on the fireworks law, dozens of firework stores have opened up in Michigan and those businesses are not going to go anywhere. People are still going to blow up fireworks in their backyard whether it is legal or illegal and buy them from these stores. I personally do a little firework show for my family every 4th so I was thrilled with the loosening on fireworks laws. I use an electronic firing system and light mine in a nice open area only ONCE a year and not like these idiots who are apparently doing it all the time. I would be really ashamed to see the law be repealed just because a few idiots are making too much noise.

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