Statehouse Discuss' Seatbelts and Fireworks

Fireworks are the subject of another big decision in the Statehouse.

Lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to allow local governments to restrict of ban fireworks.

The compromise legislation would allow restrictions on fireworks except for certain times on ten days around the Independence Day holiday, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

The bill would be a major change to a law enacted last year, which allowed fireworks year-round.

Lawmakers are also debating a change to the state's seat belt law.

Right now, passengers in some vehicles, such as some SUV’s and pickup trucks don't have to buckle up.

By requiring seat belt use in pickups, Indiana would be eligible for nearly 16-million dollars in additional federal money for highway safety programs.


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