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Sparklers and Other Fireworks Now Legal in NJ Would be Banned on Bernards Public Lands Under Updated Law

Sparklers and other novelty fireworks are now legal in New Jersey.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sparklers and other limited novelty fireworks now legally sold throughout New Jersey would still be banned on any public property in Bernards Township, including parks, according to an update of an existing law that is being proposed by the Bernards Township Committee.

The law, which already bans explosives and the discharge of firearms on any public property within the township, would be expanded to include sparklers and low-level fireworks on sale in the state's stores,

The update to the law was proposed at last week's Township Committee meeting. Township officials said police and municipal insurance carriers are in favor of keeping the sparklers and fireworks off public lands, citing concerns about fire and overall safety.

The second reading and public hearing on the revision is scheduled for the July 10 Township Committee meeting at 8 p.m. in the main meeting room at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge. The committee is scheduled to vote then on whether to put the proposed new version of the law into effect.


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