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June 24, 2017

New Jersey one step closer to legalizing some fireworks sales

The fate of New Jersey resident's fireworks usage is now in Gov. Chris Christie's hands.

State lawmakers have sent a bill to Christie on Thursday that would allow residents 16 or older in the Garden State to legally buy sparklers, novelty and other "non-aerial" forms of fireworks, reported.

New Jersey is known for its strict laws against the usage of fireworks. It is one of three states, the others being Delaware and Massachusetts, to have a blanket ban on its sales.

The bill was passed in the state Senate last month before moving onto the Assembly where it got the final bit of approval needed before moving to Christie. 

With the countdown to Independence Day well on its way, Christie will now decide to pass or veto the bill.

Assemblyman John Burzichelli told the Courier-Post that allowing residents to purchase the fireworks would benefit New Jersey's economy by having it gain entry into the consumer pyrotechnics industry.