Utah lawmaker’s bill aims to cut illegal fireworks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah legislator says legalizing some larger fireworks in the state could reduce the number of illegal explosives brought in from Wyoming. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Taylorsville Republican Jim Dunnigan is proposing a bill to allow people to buy multishot fireworks in Utah. He says they would be spectacular enough to discourage people from bringing in more dangerous fireworks from other states. Dunnigan’s bill would also clearly define specific types of illegal fireworks to eliminate confusing criteria. The state fire marshal supports the changes because the existing laws are difficult to enforce.

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