Ariz. Senate approves bill legalizing fireworks

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PHOENIX -- Arizona senators have approved a proposal to legalize some fireworks.

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Ariz. Senate approves bill legalizing fireworks - Arizona senators have approved a proposal to legalize some fireworks.

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The Senate's 17-10 vote early Wednesday sends the measure already approved by the House to Gov. Jan Brewer. She can sign or veto it or allow it to become law without her signature.

Supporters of the industry-backed bill say the types of fireworks that would be legal are safe and don't need government regulation.

Two governors expressed health and safety concerns when they vetoed fireworks legalization bills in the 1990s.

The types of fireworks that would be legalized include sparklers and fountain fireworks that shoot sparks into the air.

People younger than 16 would not be allowed to buy fireworks, but there would be no minimum age for using them.

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