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State lawmaker wants to change Michigan's fireworks laws

Jul 2, 2015

In 2011, state lawmakers loosened Michigan fireworks laws to allow the sale of just about any consumer-grade fireworks approved by the federal government.

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Instead of being legally limited to low-impact ground fireworks like sparklers and poppers, consumers can now buy high-powered and aerial fireworks.

Fireworks sales have increased in the past four years, but so have complaints from people who hate the noise and disruption. Injuries from fireworks have also increased.

State Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights, has now introduced legislation to repeal the law.

Mlive reporter Jonathan Oosting joined us to talk about the latest proposals in Lansing to rollback parts of the 2011 law.