Sparklers Legislation

Written By: Nick Quattrini
Sparklers Legislation


     New York State lawmakers are trying to get sparklers legalized, but Governor Cuomo has struck down the proposal twice already.    
     Right now in New York, it is illegal to buy or possess sparklers, but proponents of the legislation say that it would bring in much needed tax revenue. In the 3rd latest attempt, the legislation goes to a greater length to define different types of fireworks, and more options for law enforcement to help stop the importation of illegal fireworks.
     Supporters of the legislation say it would encourage the use of safe and legal novelty devices, and that it would also bring in new tax revenue.
     But opponents say that sparklers are dangerous, and it will lead to more children with serious burns.