This 4th Marks The First Year Fireworks Are Legal, With A Catch

The coronavirus is snuffing out professional fireworks displays around the country, but your festivities don't have to end in a dud.

For the first time since the 1940s, it's legal for you to celebrate the 4th with fireworks.

After years of debate, State Senator Travis Hutson believes his fireworks bill finally got through the legislature because it was so narrowly crafted that exemptions are only given on the Fourth of July, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Senator Hutson says when purchasing fireworks, you will still have to sign a form acknowledging you're either using the explosives on the Fourth of July or for agriculture purposes to scare away animals.

Outside of those 3 holidays, shooting fireworks into the air is still a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

In previous years if you were to buy fireworks that exploded or shot in the air, you had to sign a form saying you were going to use it for agriculture purposes, by lighting them at your celebration, you were committing perjury.

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