A state lawmaker from the Lehigh Valley wants to pack more punch into Pennsylvania's fireworks laws.
Representative Bob Freeman of Northampton County is proposing a bill he says would give more authority to municipalities to regulate fireworks and increase penalties for violations.
Freeman says his office has received numerous complaints ever since the adoption of a state law in 2017 that allowed state residents to purchase and use consumer-grade fireworks. Freeman says that law "has greatly disrupted the lives of many people across Pennsylvania."
He says municipalities need more leeway on limiting where and when fireworks can be used.