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Honolulu officials consider easing city's fireworks ban

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HONOLULU (AP) - Oahu residents may be able to celebrate with certain types of fireworks this New Year's Eve, thanks to a bill being considered by the Honolulu City Council.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a council committee voted 8 to 1 to allow adults to purchase and set off up to 60 non-aerial fireworks. The full council will likely consider the bill next month and it is expected to pass.

Only certain types of fountain fireworks are covered by the proposal and residents will need a permit to use them.

A 2010 law made all consumer fireworks except firecrackers illegal in Honolulu.

Firecrackers can be purchased by adults with a city permit. If the new law is passed, the same permit will allow them to purchase fountain fireworks.

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