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2018 House Bill 5939: Repeal preemption of some local fireworks regulations

Public Act 634 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R) on May 8, 2018
To repeal the provisions of a 2012 law that legalized the sale and use of “consumer fireworks” which restricted the authority of local governments to regulate fireworks use, except locals would still have to allow fireworks around the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. Also, to add new requirements and restrictions on seasonal licensed fireworks retail operations, and require them to have signs that explain time and place restrictions on fireworks use.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 8, 2018
Reported in the House on November 28, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Lilly (R) on December 4, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2018
Passed 92 to 17 in the House on December 6, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise provisions of a 2012 law that legalized the sale and use of “consumer fireworks” that restricted the authority of local governments to regulate fireworks use. Under the bill a local could not restrict fireworks use on New Years Eve and from midnight to 1 am on New Years Day; until 11:30 pm on the Saturday before Memorial Day and on weekend before the Fourth of July, and on the Saturday before Labor Day until 11:30 pm. Also, to add new requirements and restrictions on seasonal licensed fireworks retail operations, and require them to have signs that explain time and place restrictions on fireworks use. The bill would also increases firework vendor license fees and fines.
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2018
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on December 11, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 13, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 19, 2018
To reduce the fines for rule infringements by sellers of "low impact fireworks".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 19, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on December 20, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5940 and 5941, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. Those bills would amend other fireworks regulation laws.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 20, 2018
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 20, 2018.
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To revise provisions of a 2012 law that legalized the sale and use of “consumer fireworks” that restricted the authority of local governments to regulate fireworks use. Under the bill a local could not restrict fireworks use on New Years Eve and from midnight to 1 am on New Years Day; until 11:45 pm on the Saturday before Memorial Day and on weekend before the Fourth of July, and on the Saturday before Labor Day until 11:30 pm. Also, to add new requirements and restrictions on seasonal licensed fireworks retail operations, and require them to have signs that explain time and place restrictions on fireworks use. The bill would also increases firework vendor license fees and fines.
Received in the House on December 21, 2018
Passed 92 to 15 in the House on December 21, 2018.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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