Iowa Fireworks Laws:
Not the best of news for Americans wanting to celebrate their independence with fireworks, not legally anyway.
DES MOINES — As far as Iowa Fireworks Laws a proposal to legalize home fireworks displays in Iowa failed to launch Wednesday at the Iowa Capitol, and a key state lawmaker said the legislation is likely grounded this year.
A Senate committee Wednesday shelved a proposal to allow Iowa residents to display some consumer-grade fireworks around the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.
Sen. Bill Dotzler, D-Waterloo, said there was not enough support from lawmakers to advance the proposal.
Time is running out on any future efforts, as legislators are close to finishing their work on the 2016 session.
“I would say yes, it’s dead,” said Dotzler, who managed the fireworks legislation.
Iowa is one of four states in which only sparklers and novelty fireworks are legal, while three states ban all home fireworks, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. The other 43 states permit some consumer-grade fireworks.
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