Rockland Legislature Passes Sparkler Bill

At this week’s Rockland County Legislature meeting members voted to approve a bill that proposed making the sale of sparklers and poppers legal in the county. According to officials the bill passed by a 13-2 vote, and now must be reviewed by County Executive Ed Day before it is potentially signed into effect. Legislature Chairman Alden Wolfe stated to the Journal News that permitting the sale of smaller types of fireworks would prevent residents from going to Pennsylvania, where there are no limitations on sales, and coming back to Rockland with Roman Candles or M-80s. He also said he hoped it would keep business in Rockland rather than residents going next door to Orange County to purchase sparklers. Many residents and emergency responders have expressed concern regarding fire safety and injuries that can result from the use of even the smaller fireworks. A person must be over 18-years old to purchase them and the bill would allow them to be sold from June 1 to July 5 and December 26 to January 2 only.

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