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.