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2020 House Bill 5897: Preempt local fireworks bans on Juneteenth
Introduced by Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D) on June 23, 2020
To revise the state law on consumer fireworks to preempt local governments from banning fireworks on the day before and day of “Juneteenth” (June 18 and 19). This celebration commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news to slaves in Texas that that the Civil War had ended, and under Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation they had been free since Jan. 1, 1863.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on June 23, 2020
Received in the Senate on November 12, 2020
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on November 12, 2020