HARRISBURG – Lycoming County Sen. Gene Yaw plans to introduce legislation to modify the state law that legalized the sale and use of consumer fireworks in PA. Yaw said he’s well aware of the complaints regarding the illegal use of consumer fireworks especially in urban settings so he plans to introduce a bill to modify Act 43 of 2017. PA’s fireworks law was amended to expand access for the purchase of certain consumer-grade fireworks which were previously not permitted.Yaw’s proposal would implement constraints on the times of day when fireworks can be discharged, increase criminal penalties for violators, and offer guidance to local governments on reasonable controls for the use of fireworks.

SEN. GENE YAW