Firework sales signedPublished 9:08pm Thursday, December 22, 2011
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder Dec. 13 signed bills that allow the sale of certain consumer-grade fireworks in Michigan and repeal some of the state’s driver responsibility fees.
The governor signed House Bill 4293, sponsored by state Rep. Harold Haugh, and S.B. 194, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, which will expand the types of fireworks legally allowed to be sold to consumers. He signed it into law with the understanding the legislature will take up a related bill when it reconvenes in January to increase penalties that would help protect Michiganders from bad actors or “fly by night” operations.
Senate Bill 166, sponsored by state Sen. Bruce Caswell, eliminates certain fees for lesser driving violations, including operating a motor vehicle with an expired license, operating a vehicle without a valid license, having more than one license or failing to surrender licenses from other states.
“This legislation addresses unintended consequences of the previous law and helps protect many of our most economically vulnerable Michiganders,” Snyder said.