Fireworks limited by law signed by Utah governor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah residents will have a shorter window of time to shoot off fireworks through a law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Fireworks will be allowed to be used for a week surrounding the Fourth of July and a week surrounding the July 24th Pioneer Day, which celebrates the arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake valley. Fireworks would be prohibited after 11 p.m. and midnight on the holidays. They would also be allowed on New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year. The law was created by House Bill 33, which is one of more than 150 bills Herbert has signed through Tuesday. Republican bill sponsor Rep. Jim Dunnigan of Taylorsville says the restrictions are prompted by complaints about nonstop fireworks during the month-long period they were previously allowed.

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