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2018 House Bill 5940: Let local government restrict fireworks sales

Public Act 635 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. John Chirkun (D) on May 8, 2018
To allow larger cities in larger counties to restrict and regulate temporary firework retail operations with zoning or other ordinances.   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 96 to 13 in the House on December 6, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow larger cities in larger counties to restrict and regulate temporary firework retail operations with zoning or other ordinances. The bill would also regulate sky lanterns as a 'low impact' firework.
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 bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 19, 2018
To revise the allowable fireworks time limits in the bill that specify ending at 11:30 to instead specify 11:45.
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 5939 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
Received in the House on December 21, 2018
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on December 21, 2018
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on December 21, 2018
Received in the House on December 21, 2018
Passed 93 to 10 in the House on December 21, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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