Fireworks This Summer In Minnesota?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 5:58 am

The Minnesota Senate passed a fireworks bill for the state yesterday in a 41-22 vote that would make airborne fireworks legal in the state. Currently only sparklers and low explosive toys are allowed in Minnesota.

Supporters of the bill state that Minnesotans already have a large influence of fireworks from Wisconsin and the Dakotas, so allowing fireworks in state borders would allow the state to generate money from sales taxes.

The ne-sayers such as law enforcement and fire departments are opposed to the idea, with the logic that it will cause more injuries and property damage.

The next step now is the House of course, and If approved the bill would take effect on June 1.

2 Comments

  1. Michael 04/28/12 at 7:10pm

    Diid the Govenor sign the fireworks bill?

  2. Michael 04/29/12 at 8:11am

    The Govenor vetoed the bill. We should Veto the governor. He does not like the State making money from the sales tax which would be in the millions of dollars. Now we must continue to give Wisconsin our money. It may have been a better way to pay for a new Viking Statiam.

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