New law eliminates promise to leave Ohio with fireworks

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new law has eliminated the requirement that people buying fireworks in Ohio complete a form agreeing to take them outside the state within 48 hours.

Current law still bans people from setting the fireworks off in Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports Friday that Ohio’s fireworks law has long been known as the “Liar’s Law” since neighborhood sights and sounds around July 4 indicate the fireworks are staying home.

The state budget bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich eliminates the consumer statement.

Sherry Williams of Prevent Blindness Ohio emphasizes that it remains illegal to set fireworks off in the state. The organization advocates for a total ban on the import, storage, sale and use of fireworks, including sparklers.

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