While I've long thought that fireworks should be legalized I have mixed views on this bill. It seems awfully bureaucratic. The bill is HB 5999 and it passed the house. Both Rogers and Denby voted for it. I would have reluctantly voted for it in their position as it is better than the current law, but think we can do better than what is here.
I don't see the need for $5000 certificates (sales tax should be sufficient). There's a 2 million dollar insurance requirement for vendors. I'm opposed on principle to any requirement of any sort to buy any insurance by law. Outdoor/tent sales are severely regulated if not banned.
Hopefully, the senate bill will be better. We'll see.