Fireworks Bill Legalizing Consumer Fireworks has passed in Ohio's House and now awaiting Governor's Signature.

Youngstown, Ohio — Senate Bill 113, An Act to Revise the Fireworks Law, has passed both chambers of the Ohio legislature and is headed to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk in the next 24

Senate Bill 113 allows Ohio residents to possess consumer fireworks, eliminating the requirement that pyrotechnics be taken out of the state within 48 hours of purchase. This would allow Ohioans to legally discharge consumer fireworks for the first time in the state’s history.  Unilaterally, Governor DeWine will decide whether or not Ohioans can finally join the ranks of the 48 other states, including every state that borders Ohio, that permit the use of at least some level of consumer fireworks.

The bill will allow individuals to discharge consumer-grade fireworks in Ohio on the following days:

  • New Year’s Eve/Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Juneteenth
  • July 3rd, 4th and 5th and the previous and following weekends
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Diwali
  • Any other legal holiday


Fireworks safety has been at the forefront of the discussion since this effort first began in 2014.  We believe this bill embodies some of the best and most proven safety standards from states all across the country.  Phantom Fireworks has always believed that Ohioans deserve the same patriotic freedoms enjoyed by citizens all across the country who, for decades, have celebrated responsibly with consumer fireworks.  We need your help to ensure this basic freedom becomes reality.

Whether or not Governor DeWine will sign the bill is uncertain.  If you believe that you should be able to celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, please let the governor know by contacting his office and making your voice heard. EVERY voice matters, and the governor needs to hear yours in support of SB 113.

     

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