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Alpharetta PD gives high points of new Ga. fireworks law

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public safety has released a list of key points regarding a new law that will allow fireworks in Georgia.

Georgia HB-110 defines fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect.

And with July 4 less than a month away, that means a very wide selection of celebratory explosives will be going off around the state.

While the new law makes the sale of fireworks legal in the state, there are certain provisions and times that revelers should be aware of, Alpharetta officials said.

Those facts include the following:

1. The new state law allows for fireworks to be sold statewide in Georgia.

2. Authorized fireworks include firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, sparklers and other combustibles and explosives of like construction.

3. Fireworks can be used between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. On Jan. 1, July 3, July 4 and on Dec. 31, fireworks can be used from 10 a.m. through 2 a.m.

4. Fireworks cannot be exploded within 100 yards of a nuclear power facility or gas station, or a facility that refines, processes, or blends gasoline.

5. Persons must be at least 18 years of age to purchase fireworks.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety recommends all fireworks use to be supervised by a responsible adult.

Fireworks can be dangerous if used improperly, officials said. And each year, hundreds of people are injured while using them.


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