Fireworks sales may be expanded in the state

Senator Kent RogertIt’s not unusual to hear fireworks in some neighborhoods to ring in the new year, and now the state wants to cash in on that celebration. Instead of driving to Missouri, Nebraskans will now be able to buy fireworks in the summer and at the time of a new year under a bill from Senator Kent Rogert of Tekamah advancing through the first round.
“The purpose of this legislation is to expand the sale of fireworks in Nebraska, thus raising revenue, and creating economic development, but still maintaining a high level of public safety.”
Rogert says the bill saves the state 20-thousand dollars that usually goes to a special testing day performed by the Nebraska Fire Marshall’s office. If fireworks meet national safety standards, they can be sold in the state under the bill.