Honolulu City Council bill to legalize sparklers, fountains

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Permit holders may be able to buy sparklers and fountains if a bill passes in the Honolulu City Council.

Bill 5, proposed by council members Ann Kobayashi and Ikaika Anderson, amends current regulation of fireworks by making it legal for people to purchase sparklers and fountains with a permit.

"I've had many people stop me in the office and stop me in the community and share with me their frustration and disappointment about not being able to use sparklers and firecrackers in their Fourth of July and New Year's celebrations," Anderson said.

In 2010, the city banned sparklers, fountains and other devices due to smoke and safety concerns.

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