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Friday, December 2, 2016

Salvatore’s Fireworks Ordinance Receives Final Approval From Council

An ordinance that closes a legal loophole on the use of fireworks not currently regulated under state law received second passage from the City Council on Thursday evening. The ordinance—which was introduced by Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14)— requires anyone selling or using ground based fireworks or sparkers to first obtain a permit from the City’s Board of Licenses. The per diem fee for vendors is $50; for fireworks users, it is $25.

The ordinance received first passage from the Council on November 17th and will now be sent to the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review. If the ordinance is approved at the state level, violations will be subject to fines that range from $100-$500.