Fireworks bill would hold homeowners liable

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There is a bill, HB89 HD2, making its way through the legislature that would make homeowners liable for allowing others to set off illegal aerial fireworks or for illegal fireworks found on their property. 

The measure would also allow police to arrest a person setting off illegal fireworks based on statements from witnesses and photos, videos and other recordings.
     
Currently the law requires an officer to see the person setting off an illegal firework in order to make an arrest.
     
The measure advanced Tuesday.

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