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Fireworks bill would ban sale to people lacking permits

Fireworks bill would ban sale to people lacking permits

January 26, 2018 05:20 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont state representative is sponsoring a bill that would require people buying fireworks to show a permit during the sale.
    
Rep. Butch Shaw, a Republican from Pittsford, is modeling the bill after his town successfully campaigned to have local fireworks store owners to not sell to residents without a permit. The Burlington Free Press reports the bill attempts to address a gap in state law, where it is legal to buy fireworks in Vermont but it is illegal to possess fireworks without a local permit.
    
Northstar Fireworks, a fireworks display company, says they already inform customers about state laws and make people sign a release.
    
Supporters argue that people say they will buy a permit, but then generally don't follow through.
    
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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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