Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on November 9, 2011, to establish a comprehensive regulatory regime for the sale, distribution and use of currently-illegal "consumer fireworks" including firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc. (“APA standard 87-1” fireworks). The bill proposes a $1,000 permit fee for sellers, $600 for temporary location "tent" sellers. It also would impose a mandate for sellers to carry a $10 million insurance policy, and a 6 percent tax ("fireworks safety fee") in addition to the usual 6 percent sales tax. Local governments could prohibit residents from using fireworks, but could not ban fireworks sellers who meet the bill's conditions.
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The vote was 33 in favor, 1 against, and 4 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 662)
Revise fireworks regulations
|Bieda (D)||Hopgood (D)||Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)|
|Warren (D)||Whitmer (D)||Young (D)|
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)|
|Emmons (R)||Green (R)||Hansen (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jones (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)||Marleau (R)|
|Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Pavlov (R)||Proos (R)|
|Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Rocca (R)||Schuitmaker (R)||Walker (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
|Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)||Nofs (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|n Anderson (D)||Y Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||Y Casperson (R)|
|Y Caswell (R)||Y Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||- Gleason (D)||Y Green (R)|
|- Gregory (D)||Y Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||- Hood (D)||Y Hopgood (D)|
|Y Hune (R)||Y Hunter (D)||Y Jansen (R)||Y Johnson (D)||Y Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||Y Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||Y Moolenaar (R)|
|- Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||Y Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||Y Rocca (R)||Y Schuitmaker (R)||Y Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|Y Warren (D)||Y Whitmer (D)||Y Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 662 on 2011 House Bill 4293
2) Re: 2011 House Bill 4293 (Revise fireworks regulations ) by jafyesor on August 24, 2012
3) Re: 2011 House Bill 4293 (Revise fireworks regulations ) by MIGuy on July 17, 2012
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