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Lawmakers pass July 4th firework timeline

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakotans will have a little extra time to shoot off their July 4 fireworks.

Residents are currently allowed to discharge their holiday fireworks between June 27 and July 5.

The South Dakota Senate passed a bill Monday that would extend the time up to the end of the first Sunday after the July 4 holiday.

The measure passed by a 24-8 motion and is headed to the governor's desk.

Democratic Sen. Larry Lucas of Mission was one of the lawmakers opposing the change. He said if July 4 falls on a Sunday, people could still be shooting off fireworks on July 11 - and that's too late.




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