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2013 House Bill 4743: Allow local holiday fireworks regulations

Public Act 65 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Harold Haugh (D) on May 16, 2013, to allow local governments to ban the use of consumer fireworks between midnight and 8:00 a.m. on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday. The 2012 law legalizing these fireworks (which include firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc.) essentially preempted local bans on their use at all hours during these holiday periods.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 21, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 28, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on May 28, 2013, to extend the allowable deadline to 1:00 a.m. on New Years in larger communities. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on May 28, 2013, to ban setting off consumer fireworks except on New Years Eve and day, and the week starting the Friday before Independence Day and the Saturday after it. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2013.
  2. Passed 107 to 1 in the House on May 28, 2013, to allow local governments to ban the use of consumer fireworks between midnight and 8:00 a.m. on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday (in larger communities the allowable deadline would be 1:00 a.m. on New Years). The 2012 law legalizing these fireworks (which include firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc.) essentially preempted local bans on their use at all hours during these holiday periods.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 29, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on May 29, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 12, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on June 12, 2013, to exclude certain types of cities from being able to restrict fireworks between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on New Years. The amendment failed 16 to 20 in the Senate on June 12, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Morris Hood, III (D) on June 12, 2013, to strip out a provision letting certain cities restrict fireworks between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on New Years. The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on June 12, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2013, to allow local governments to ban the use of consumer fireworks between midnight and 8:00 a.m. on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday (in larger communities the allowable deadline would be 1:00 a.m. on New Years). The 2012 law legalizing these fireworks (which include firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc.) essentially preempted local bans on their use at all hours during these holiday periods.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 107 to 1 in the House on June 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2013.

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