New Pennsylvania fireworks law ignites sales, adds safety concerns

  • Source: Pottstown Mercury
  • Published: 06/11/2018 01:01 PM

Business is booming at Phantom Fireworks and for other local fireworks vendors, thanks to the passage of a new Pennsylvania law last fall. House Bill 542 was signed into law on Oct. 30, 2017, officially repealing and entirely replacing the Fireworks Act of 1939. “There are three grades of fireworks commonly referred to as ‘pop,’ “bang,” and ‘boom,’” said state Department of Agriculture spokesman Will Nichols, following the passage of the new fireworks law. “House Bill 542 will allow Pennsylvanians to now purchase those in the ‘bang’ category, with more explosives than smaller novelty items.”


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