Scranton Joins Effort to Change Fireworks Laws

July 15, 2020 - 8:20 am
WILK News Room

Tuesday night, the Scranton City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to amend the city’s current fireworks ordinance. The new ordinance would prohibit the use of consumer grade fireworks between the hours of 9pm and 7am, with exceptions for New Year's Eve, and the Memorial, Independence and Labor Day holidays. Those caught breaking the new ordinance could receive a $300 fine. 


City officials will now push state legislators to repeal the state’s current fireworks law, which were enacted in 2017. In NEPA, the push to roll back the state’s current fireworks laws has been gaining momentum in the two weeks following July 4th.


Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt-Cognetti posted a letter on social media and asked residents to sign and send the letter to Harrisburg.

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