Do you long for the crackly of a firework well after New Years or the Fourth of July? Well, this bill could allow you to purchase them all year long.
HB 131 written by Representative Horne and referred to Judiciary A committee, would make it possible for the sale of fireworks year round.
It keeps in place regulations like no sale to a person under the age of 12 as well as where you can shoot them in proximity to certain businesses and schools.
The bill reads:
Fireworks shall be available at retail year-round. No fireworks shall be sold to any person under the age of twelve (12) years. It shall be unlawful to ignite or discharge fireworks of any type within six hundred (600) feet of any church, hospital or school, or within seventy-five (75) feet of where fireworks are stored or offered for sale. It shall also be unlawful to ignite or discharge the same within or throw the same from or into or at any motor vehicle.
Currently, you can buy fireworks in Mississippi from June 15 until July 5 and from December 5 until January 2. The types of fireworks are also much greater than most other states. While most cities limit fire work use, Bay St. Louis, Horn Lake, Natchez, Nettleton, Waveland and Jackson (as of 2011) allow the use of them.
The bill would go into effect on July 1, 2021.