- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An attempt to keep alive a bill that would allow the sale of fireworks in Iowa has fizzled out and is considered dead this session.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee agreed Wednesday to hold off any further discussion on legislation that would have allowed the retail sale and use of consumer fireworks such as firecrackers and roman candles. Current law allows sales of novelties like sparklers.

The move comes as lawmakers try to adjourn the legislative session. Sen. Bill Dotzler, a Waterloo Democrat, says there wasn’t enough committee support to advance the bill for a floor vote and the measure is dead.

The proposal is separate from another fireworks bill that failed this year. The latest bill would have added restrictions on when the fireworks could be used.


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