Statement from Rep. Winnie Brinks on the passage of House Bills 4743-4744, granting local government more authority to regulate firework usage:

Sunday, May 26, 2013

“Celebrating holidays with fireworks is a great American tradition, and one that I enjoy. I worked closely with the sponsor of new fireworks legislation that passed the House today to address the concerns of our local leaders and Grand Rapids residents. These bills will give Grand Rapids and other cities the authority to create local laws limiting the hours of use, address excessive noise, and promote safer use so that everyone can enjoy the holidays with family and fireworks.”