LANSING, MI - The sponsor of the state’s new fireworks law declared it a success after the fourth of July this year, but there are many who would disagree. Local municipal leaders have a very different assessment after putting up with complaints about late night fireworks, and dealing with confusion over what was enforceable and what was not. Many rushed to approve local restrictions
A review of Michigan's new fireworks law is underway by four members of the state House of Representatives. The lawmakers are not looking to repeal the law, but want to give local communities more control over what fireworks can be sold. The lawmakers are working with the Michigan Fire Marshal's Office to help understand the intent of the ordinance. Local authorities said the law left them powerless to enforce local noise and nuisance ordinances, while the authors of the law say now that that was never their intent.