LANSING — State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s fireworks laws. The bills, 4924 and 425, would make an amendment to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act established in 2011.
“Throughout the summer, we received numerous constituent complaints about fireworks, and it is clear that reform is needed,” Hammoud said. “The fireworks law is not likely to be repealed anytime soon, so let’s make it safer. Our intent is to promote and increase the responsible use of fireworks.”
The bill would require retailers to post a sign with information regarding, “Any limitations on the hours and days for the ignition, discharge or use of consumer fireworks. Any local ordinance regarding fireworks. The limitations on the use of fireworks on the property of another person or organization.”
The bills would also require, “The prohibition on the sale or use of consumer fireworks to minors (without supervision). The limitations on the use of fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. A person’s liability for the death or injury of an individual, or for the property damage, caused by the use of fireworks.”