PROVO -- A state lawmaker is calling for tighter restrictions on Utah's new fireworks law after hearing complaints from his constituents.
Sen. John Valentine tells the Daily Herald of Provo that he wants to shorten the legal period that fireworks can be ignited in the state, and clamp down on how late fireworks can be set off at night.
The Orem Republican wants the legal period that fireworks can be shot off to revert to what the previous law allowed: three days before and after both the Fourth of July and July 24 Pioneer Day holidays. The new law allows fireworks to be ignited from June 26 to July 26.
Valentine also says his constituents have complained about fireworks going off late at night, and that has to stop, too.