Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill that would legalize commercial-grade fireworks in Ohio.
Senate Bill 113 would’ve made it possible for Ohio residents to set off fireworks on specific holidays throughout the year.
“SB 113 would be a dramatic change in Ohio law, which would make Ohio one of the least restrictive states in regard to fireworks laws,” DeWine said in a statement after vetoing the bill Friday afternoon. “For these reasons, this veto is in the public interest.”
The following holidays were included in the proposed bill:
- Chinese New Year
- Cinco De Mayo
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day weekend
- Independence Day (July 3-5) and the weekends proceeding and following
- Labor Day weekend
- New Year’s Eve
- And all other legal holidays
One of the reasons Gov. DeWine vetoed the SB 113 is because it wouldn’t require additional safety measures.