HB22 • The Legislature sent to Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday a bill that a GOP lawmaker says would help stop Utahns from bringing back illegal, dangerous fireworks from stands in Evanston, Wyo., by letting them buy safer but still-spectacular ones here.
The House gave final approval, after earlier Senate amendments, to Rep. Jim Dunnigan's HB22 on a 70-0 vote. It would allow "cakes," multishot devices that fire off aerial shells or mortars from a stable base.
"They [fireworks from cakes] go up hot, but come down cold," so are not dangerous, Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, earlier told The Salt Lake Tribune. "Cakes offer a lot of exciting fireworks. I think the net effect of allowing them would be that fewer people will feel a need to go to Evanston. That means we will keep more of our sales taxes here."