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Fireworks FAQ - Pennsylvania State Police

(4 days ago) Fireworks FAQ. House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017. Under the new law, the Fireworks Act of 1939 was repealed and replaced in its entirety. However, the questions and answers below highlight the most noteworthy changes. Q: Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?

https://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Pages/fireworks-safety.aspx

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New Fireworks Law - PA Dept. of Agriculture

(2 days ago) Fireworks Law ACT 43 of 2017 House Bill No. 542 of 2017 (Printer’s No. 2598) Amending the Tax Reform Code of 1971 (72 P.S. § 7101 et seq.) The following is an unofficial copy of the current fireworks law, which took effect on October 30, 2017, as Act 43 of 2017. It is “unofficial” because it has been downloaded from the internet.

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Business_Industry/fireworks/Documents/New%20Fireworks%20Law%20-%20Effective%20October%2030%202017.pdf

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Title 35. Health and Safety Chapter 13A. Fireworks …

(6 days ago) The Pennsylvania State Police, any sheriff or police officer shall take, remove or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner all stocks of consumer fireworks or display fireworks or combustibles offered or exposed for sale, stored or held in violation of this act.

https://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Documents/Title_35_Chapter_13A_Fireworks_and_Explosives.pdf

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Pennsylvania State Fireworks Laws

(8 days ago) Consumer Fireworks shall be sold only from facilities and temporary structures licensed by the PA Department of Agriculture. $2 million insurance requirement. Sales permitted to individuals 18 years of age and older. Permanent facilities may sell all legal consumer fireworks devices including firecrackers, bottle rockets, and reloadable aerial

https://ocfireworks.com/pennsylvania-state-fireworks-laws/

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4th Of July Fireworks 2021: What's Legal, What's Not In PA

(9 days ago) In Pennsylvania, the fireworks laws got updated back in 2017 with the passing of House Bill 542, which repealed the state's existing Fireworks Act.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/4th-of-july-fireworks-2021-whats-legal-whats-not-in-pa/ar-AALvaeC

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Pennsylvania fireworks law 2021: What's legal, what's not

(Just Now) Fireworks will lighting up the skies across Pennsylvania this weekend for Fourth of July celebrations.Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania's fireworks law

https://www.wtae.com/article/pennsylvania-fireworks-laws-2021/36877996

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Repeal Consumer Fireworks Law - The Pennsylvania …

(8 days ago) Repeal Consumer Fireworks Law. Act 43 of 2017 expanded the sale and use of fireworks in Pennsylvania to “consumer fireworks.”. These fireworks have an aerial and explosive element compared to “ground fireworks” for sale prior to Act 43. Since enactment, public safety personnel have reported a significant increase in fireworks-related

https://www.pml.org/advocacy/consumer-fireworks/

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Representatives take action against new Pa. fireworks law

(Just Now) Representatives take action against new Pa. fireworks law. State Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, have introduced a bill that would repeal Pennsylvania’s law allowing residents to purchase and set off powerful fireworks. Co-sponsored by state Reps. Robert Freeman, D-136th; Steve Samuelson, D-135th; Mike Schlossberg

https://www.lvpnews.com/20210519/representatives-take-action-against-new-pa-fireworks-law/

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Lawmaker proposes changes to Pa. fireworks law after

(3 days ago) Pa. fireworks law author proposes changes amid July 4th complaints, accidents. Amid calls to reform the state’s fireworks law, which grew louder …

https://www.goerie.com/story/news/2021/07/21/lawmaker-proposes-changes-pa-fireworks-law-after-tumultuous-july-4/8043428002/

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Pa.'s fireworks laws have changed. Here’s what you need …

(Just Now) Pennsylvania’s fireworks laws have changed since the last Fourth of July, and a recent recall has deemed a host of brands too dangerous for use.

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/07/pas-fireworks-laws-have-changed-heres-what-you-need-to-know-before-the-fourth.html

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Bill would give municipalities more tools to enforce

(5 days ago) Fireworks are being launched from the sidewalk in the 400 block of South Prince Street Sunday, July 5, 2020. Pennsylvania law states that Class C fireworks

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/bill-would-give-municipalities-more-tools-to-enforce-fireworks-laws-lancaster-watchdog/article_d9e8144c-3375-11ec-a302-c7a0bd3d82ad.html

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Pennsylvania State Laws & Regulations Phantom Fireworks

(3 days ago) Consumer Fireworks shall be sold only from facilities and temporary structures licensed by the PA Department of Agriculture. $2 million insurance requirement. Sales permitted to individuals 18 years of age and older. Permanent facilities may sell all legal consumer fireworks devices including firecrackers, bottle rockets, and reloadable aerial

https://fireworks.com/locations/by-state/pa

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Petition · Repealing the Pennsylvania fireworks law

(9 days ago) Thank you for checking out this petition. This past 4th of July weekend was hell for many residents, pets, and wildlife in the York City Pennsylvania area. The amount of fireworks being let off illegally was astounding. A few nights prior, a home not too far outside the city limits was destroyed by a fire that killed an 8 year old boy.

https://www.change.org/p/governor-wolf-repealing-the-pennsylvania-fireworks-law

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Gross McGinley Fireworks Laws in Pennsylvania

(3 days ago) Change in Fireworks Law in PA In Pennsylvania, prior to 2017, only smaller fireworks that did not shoot high into the air could be sold in the Commonwealth. However, Pennsylvanians are now allowed to purchase Class C “consumer fireworks,” which include fan favorites such as firecrackers, Roman candles and bottle rockets.

https://www.grossmcginley.com/resources/blog/fireworks-laws-pa/

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Consumer Fireworks - PA Dept. of Agriculture

(7 days ago) Consumer Fireworks. On December 4, 2018 the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order which modifies Pennsylvania’s fireworks law (Act 43 of 2017). As of the date of the order Pennsylvania will no longer have the legal authority to have or license new temporary structures to sell fireworks.

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/business_industry/fireworks/pages/default.aspx

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Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws The Fireworks Superstore

(6 days ago) Overview of the new Pennsylvania Fireworks Law. Use of Consumer Fireworks in Pennsylvania was outlined and passed in PA House Bill 542. State legislators repealed the Fireworks Act of 1939, replacing it under Article XXIV, Section 2404 of the Tax Reform Code. A person who is at least 18 years of age may purchase, possess and use Consumer Fireworks.

https://www.thefireworkssuperstore.com/education/laws/pennsylvania

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Pa. fireworks law: What you can and can't do at home in 2019

(4 days ago) Pa. fireworks laws mean residents can buy 'the good stuff' - but restrictions remain. Sam Ruland. York Daily Record. View Comments. You still cannot set off fireworks inside buildings or cars

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/06/18/pennsylvania-new-fireworks-laws-make-bang-july-4th-safety-legal-illegal/697580002/

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What Types of Fireworks are Legal in Pennsylvania?

(8 days ago) Fireworks sellers operated by using separate areas of the store for in-state and out-of-state customers, but that is now a thing of the past. It is still illegal for display-grade fireworks including M-80s, M-100s cherry bombs and quarter and half sticks to be sold to consumers. The state of Pennsylvania is far from alone in changing their laws

https://www.bawallacelaw.com/fireworks-legal-pennsylvania/

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What are Fireworks Laws in PA? Gross McGinley LLP

(8 days ago) Change in Fireworks Law in PA. In Pennsylvania, prior to 2017, only smaller fireworks that did not shoot high into the air could be sold in the Commonwealth. However, Pennsylvanians are now allowed to purchase Class C “consumer fireworks,” which include fan favorites such as firecrackers, Roman candles and bottle rockets.

https://www.grossmcginley.com/fireworks-laws-pa/

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State lawmakers hoping to make changes to Pennsylvania's

(4 days ago) UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa. - Representative Mike Schlossberg says voting in favor of Pennsylvania's current fireworks laws, although well-intentioned, was a mistake.

https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/state-lawmakers-hoping-to-make-changes-to-pennsylvanias-fireworks-laws/article_e4d1da34-b593-11ea-ab66-cf214d891e8a.html

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Fireworks Law in PA – What You Need to Know – DOVER TOWNSHIP

(2 days ago) Fireworks Law in PA – What You Need to Know. June 1, 2018. June 1, 2018. Uncategorized. The PA General Assembly passed House Bill 542 in October of 2017. This bill was subsequently signed into law by the Governor. PA residents can now purchase and use “Class C” fireworks. These fireworks are commonly known as consumer-grade fireworks.

https://www.dovertownship.org/fireworks-law-in-pa-what-you-need-to-know/

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Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws: What's Legal, What's Not

(1 days ago) Pennsylvania is one of 46 states, along with Washington D.C., to allow consumer grade fireworks, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, …

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/pennsylvania-fireworks-laws-whats-legal-whats-not

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What Is the New Fireworks Law in Pennsylvania

(1 days ago) June 28th, 2018 by Rieders Travis in Personal Injury. Setting off fireworks can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous, and a new Pennsylvania law that went into effect October 30, 2017, makes it even more so. The law broadened the legal use of fireworks and slapped a new 12 percent tax on those purchases.

https://www.riederstravis.com/new-fireworks-law-pennsylvania/

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New law allows Pennsylvanians to celebrate with more fireworks

(4 days ago) HARRISBURG, Pa. -- This week is the first big holiday sales season in Pennsylvania under a new state law that allows residents to buy and use the full line of fireworks

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pennsylvania-new-law-fireworks-governor-wolf/

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What fireworks are legal in Pennsylvania? The new Pa

(1 days ago) Pennsylvania has expanded the sale of fireworks, but certain kinds are still prohibited. New Jersey also bans the sale and use of large fireworks, namely any fuse lit or aerial explosive.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2018/06/what_fireworks_are_legal_in_pe.html

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petition: Strengthen the firework laws in Pennsylvania

(Just Now) Strengthen the firework laws in Pennsylvania. House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017. Under the new law, the Fireworks Act of 1939 was repealed and replaced in its entirety. 2017 Act 43 law allows Pennsylvanians to legally buy and light fireworks that shoot into the air such as roman candles, bottle rockets, and other devices

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/508/497/203/strengthen-the-firework-laws-in-pennsylvania./

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In Pa.’s growing fireworks war, it’s fed-up residents vs

(9 days ago) HARRISBURG — In July 1939, Pennsylvania Gov. Arthur James declared victory in the war on fireworks. Just months earlier, he had signed a law that effectively banned ordinary Pennsylvanians from purchasing or using firecrackers, Roman candles, and other explosives that for years injured or killed people across the state.

https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/fireworks-pennsylvania-ban-repeal-complaints-20200703.html

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Under Pa. fireworks law, some communities have become ‘war

(3 days ago) A banner outside a fireworks store in Williams Township, next to Interstate 78, declares "All fireworks now legal!" for Pennsylvania residents.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2020/06/under-pa-fireworks-law-some-communities-have-become-war-zones-opinion.html

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2017 Act 43 - PA General Assembly

(3 days ago) Pennsylvania General Assembly Home / Statutes of Pennsylvania / Unconsolidated Statutes / Law Information / 2017 Act 43. 2017 Act 43. Text Size: A A A Print. Visitor Information. Interested in visiting the State Capitol? For information on …

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&yr=2017&sessInd=0&act=0043.&chpt=000.&subchpt=000.&sctn=043.&subsctn=000

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‘An Uncontrollable Danger:’ Pennsylvania Municipal League

(7 days ago) The Pennsylvania Municipal League is calling on the state legislature to change the 2017 law that allows for the purchase and use of fireworks.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/10/09/pa-municipal-league-calls-for-change-to-fireworks-law/

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Fireworks Law in Pennsylvania Castle Shannon Police

(7 days ago) Castle Shannon, Pa. June 16, 2020 · FIREWORKS!! The PA General Assembly passed House Bill 542 in October of 2017. This bill was subsequently signed into law by the Governor. PA residents can now purchase and use “Class C” fireworks. These fireworks are commonly known as consumer-grade fireworks.

https://allegheny.crimewatchpa.com/cspd/24171/post/fireworks-law-pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Firework State Laws Fireworks Lady and Co.

(3 days ago) 1275.3. Consumer fireworks facilities; criteria for licensure. (1) The facility shall comply with the provisions of the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L. 491, No. 45), [FN1] known as the “Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.”. (2) The facility shall be in a stand-alone building and shall be no larger than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet.

https://thefireworkslady.com/fireworks-state-laws/pennsylvania/

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Fireworks destroy peace and sow terror, change Pa. law now

(4 days ago) The truth of the matter is that the city could easily enact a ban and make it illegal to possess fireworks within the city limits. Municipalities have leeway in many areas to supersede state law.

https://www.goerie.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/05/21/fireworks-destroy-peace-and-sow-terror-change-pa-law-now/5135590001/

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Pa. Senate weighs bill giving nine communities an option

(2 days ago) The Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation that seeks to give nine communities in the southeast and eastern parts of the state the option of whether to ban the use of consumer fireworks

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/pa-senate-passes-bill-giving-nine-communities-an-option-to-ban-fireworks-but-some-senators-favor-extending-it-statewide.html

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All You Need to Know About Fireworks in Pennsylvania

(8 days ago) Under the old Fireworks Act of 1939, Pennsylvania residents were allowed to buy only ground-based fireworks such as fountains, however, this law was repealed and replaced in October 2017. The new law allows Pennsylvanians to purchase consumer-grade fireworks such as bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers.

https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-fireworks-in-pennsylvania/

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Fireworks Mayhem Engulfs Pennsylvania's Cities City Journal

(8 days ago) The law follows a 20-year, nationwide trend of relaxing fireworks laws; only three states—New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts—have a full ban on consumer pyrotechnics. In Pennsylvania, legislators viewed the expansion as a revenue generator: the law added a 12 percent tax on all consumer fireworks, in addition to the state’s 6 percent

https://www.city-journal.org/fireworks-mayhem-pennsylvania

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FIREWORKS LAW York City Police Department

(Just Now) fireworks law June 23, 2020 Due to the overwhelming amount of 911 calls received by York County Control regarding the discharge of fireworks, the York City Police in cooperation with York City Fire are making public notifications regarding the current laws in Pennsylvania regarding fireworks.

https://york.crimewatchpa.com/yorkpd/8395/post/fireworks-law

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Fireworks Law in Pennsylvania Forty Fort Police Department

(2 days ago) The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 542 in October of 2107. This bill was subsequently signed into law by the Governor. PA residents can now purchase and use “Class C” fireworks. These fireworks are commonly known as consumer-grade fireworks.

https://luzerne.crimewatchpa.com/fortyfortpd/42692/post/fireworks-law-pennsylvania

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Group of Pennsylvania lawmakers wants to blow up state's

(3 days ago) A group of state lawmakers is trying to dampen the exploding popularity of powerful fireworks in Pennsylvania. Consumer grade fireworks, like Roman candles and bottle rockets, have been legal

https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/group-of-pennsylvania-lawmakers-wants-to-blow-up-states-fireworks-law/article_9fb8feb0-8aa8-11eb-acd1-4b297cb33b08.html

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Fireworks fuss: Pa. lawmakers want to reverse law that

(5 days ago) Unless law enforcement or an officer is watching you light the fireworks, it’s unenforceable.” Several municipalities are asking the state to do more to add more teeth to their laws. Fireworks reforms have received some bipartisan support in the past, but a full repeal isn’t likely to be popular enough to pass.

https://cityandstatepa.com/content/fireworks-fuss-pa-lawmakers-want-reverse-law-made-them-legal

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Schweyer, prime co-sponsors introduce bill to repeal Pa

(5 days ago) Schweyer, prime co-sponsors introduce bill to repeal Pa. fireworks law. HARRISBURG, March 19 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, along with state Reps Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, Steve Samuelson, Mike Schlossberg, all D-Lehigh, and Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, today introduced a bill which would repeal Pennsylvania’s

https://www.pahouse.com/Schweyer/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=118932

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Pennsylvania fireworks: Let cities ban them. Then let them

(9 days ago) Column: Pennsylvania lawmakers want to let cities decide whether to regulate fireworks. They should let them decide whether to regulate firearms, too.

https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsylvania-fireworks-law-muschick-20200702-jti555f4nfemroin4kdor2vuti-story.html

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Pennsylvania has fireworks restrictions for Fourth of July

(5 days ago) In 2017, the state legislature changed the law, allowing people to obtain consumer-grade fireworks including firecrackers, Roman candles and bottle rockets.

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2021/07/01/pennsylvania-has-fireworks-restrictions-fourth-july/7810477002/

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Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws North Middleton Township

(Just Now) Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws. May 3, 2019. The PA General Assembly passed House Bill 542 in October of 2017. This bill was subsequently signed into law by the Governor. PA residents can now purchase and use “Class C” fireworks. These fireworks are commonly known as consumer-grade fireworks. These can include firecrackers, bottle rockets, and

https://cumberland.crimewatchpa.com/nmiddletontwppd/14259/post/pennsylvania-fireworks-laws

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Are fireworks legal in Philly? Police have gotten nearly

(6 days ago) After years of prohibition, and then a confusing moment in the middle of summer 2019 when Pennsylvania and Philadelphia laws were in direct conflict, fireworks are now allowed in the city.

https://billypenn.com/2020/06/23/its-the-first-year-fireworks-are-legal-in-philly-and-cops-have-gotten-nearly-1000-complaints/

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Fireworks Law Palmyra Borough Police Department

(1 days ago) In 2017 Pennsylvania fireworks laws were amended to allow the purchase and use of “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks that include firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, and similar aerial fireworks that contain a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material.

https://lebanon.crimewatchpa.com/palmyrapd/112443/content/fireworks-law

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