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League-Opposed Fireworks Bill Fizzles

August 17, 2012

SB 1468 (Calderon), which would have expanded fireworks sales to New Year’s Eve, was held in suspense during yesterday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill is not expected to move forward this session.


The League opposed SB 1468 on the grounds that it was premature given that the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management working group on fireworks has not yet completed its comprehensive package of fireworks reform bills geared at addressing the current unsustainable system of fireworks collection and disposal at the state and local level. The League and other stakeholders have been actively engaged with the committee.

The League’s opposition letter is available on the League’s website by typing “SB 1468” into the search box.

The League and other stakeholders will continue to meet during the interim to introduce recommended regulatory and statutory changes early next year.

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