Enforce the DC Fireworks Ordinance

Enforce the DC Fireworks Ordinance

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Lauren Drew started this petition to Mayor of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and

Pursuant to City Ordinance Article 27, DC Register, F-2700.1.1: The manufacture, storage, display, sale, setting off, or discharge of any firework listed below is prohibited in the District of Columbia:

Firecrackers of any kind or description
Any firework that explodes, such as cherry bombs, salutes, Roman candles, floral shells, artillery shells
Any firework intended to move after the piece is placed and fired; such as bottle rockets, parachutes, buzzbombs, pinwheels, helicopters, jumping jacks
Sparklers more than 20 inches (50mm) in length
Any firework that contains mercury, arsenic, tetryl, phosporous, sulphocyanide, magnesium, potassium picrate, gallic acid, chlorate of potash and sugar, or any highly oxidizing agent
Any firework having a side fuse, or a fuse inserted at any point along the length of the firework
Any firework found by the code official to be dangerous to the safety of persons or property

 

We the citizens of the District of Columbia request enforcement of this ordinance and the levy of a fine of a minimum of $500 per violation. Additionally, we request the ban of the sale of any and all fireworks within the District. Finally, we request that a fine of at least $250 per violation be levied against anyone disposing or leaving trash in public parks and common areas. 

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