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Charleston Moves Forward with Fireworks Restriction Bill


A bill that would limit the use of fireworks in Charleston is moving forward.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a City Council committee on Tuesday voted to recommend approval of the bill, which will advance to the council for a final vote next week.

The bill would restrict the use of fireworks to four days per year, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve.

Those looking to use fireworks for a special occasion on any other days would need to seek permission from the police chief.

City Attorney Paul Ellis, who drafted the bill, says the council will be able to make changes to it by removing or adding days that fireworks would be permitted before it takes a final vote Oct. 3.