Legislators Approve Sale Of Sparklers In Oneida County
The Oneida County Board of Legislators has approved a local law to allow the sale of sparklers in the county. The vote was 18-to-5.
The law would permit the sale of sparklers around the Fourth of July and again around New Year's Eve.
It still has to be signed by Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law in 2014 to let counties approve the sale of certain firework items, like sparklers, for limited periods of time.
The fireworks industry estimates that the economic impact of revenue in Oneida County would be between $500,000 and $1 million.
35 counties have passed local laws to permit the sale of sparklers, including Herkimer and Madison.