Did you know that a lot of the fireworks displays you may have seen during the recent New Year’s celebrations aren’t all that legal? Unless these displays are being done by professionals, they are violating the law. However, this may change if a law makes it through all of the hurdles in the Florida Legislature.
Known as HB65, the bill would allow people throughout Florida to legally shoot off fireworks on the following holidays: Independence Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Currently, fireworks are only allowed to be set off provided there is a permit or if it’s for agricultural purposes. Though fireworks are sold legally in Florida, those buying them must sign paperwork indicating they are familiar with the state’s fireworks laws.
Should HB65 become law, buyers would need to be at least eighteen years of age. Local governments would also be able to ban fireworks if they feel it necessary.
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