HOT TOPIC: Bill Introduced To Legalize Fireworks
Ottumwa Senator Mark Chelgren wants to fight fires with fireworks.
The Republican introduced a bill to legalize the sale of fireworks Monday. All taxes collected from fireworks sales would go to local fire departments to help buy new trucks and equipment.
Fireworks were banned in Iowa in 1938 following a large fire in Spencer. That fire was started by a sparkler – one of the few fireworks that are currently legal in Iowa.