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Bill to Lift Ban on Sale of Fireworks Passes Subcommittee

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans are a step closer to legally buying fireworks in Iowa.

The House Ways and Means subcommittee approved the bill that would lift Iowa’s ban on certain fireworks. The bill would require retailers to obtain a license to legally sell firecrackers, roman candles, and other fireworks.

Currently, state law allows only sales of sparklers or certain “novelty fireworks.”

A similar bill is also working its way through the state Senate.

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  • John Smith

    Hey, I know: Let’s have a bill that says it’s OK to own fireworks, but it’s still illegal to sell fireworks, or transport them into Iowa from another state.

    I wonder if the legislature will get around to anything worthwhile this session? So far, they’ve managed to give the Governor the tax increase he wanted but said he didn’t want during the campaign, and saved teenagers from the evils of tanning beds. Wow.

    Meanwhile, minor items like clean water, minimum wage, and school funding?

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