Will Introduce Fire Works Regulation Bill
Assemblyman Pascoe, of Union County, N. J., announced on July 6, that, if reelected, he will reintroduce his bill regulating the manufacture and sale of fireworks in New Jersey. This bill would place the business under the supervision of the state commissioner of labor. Mr. Pascoe’s bill was presented to the last winter’s session of the legislature and was referred to the house committee on municipal corporations. This committee substituted a bill of its own providing only for the regulation of the manufacture of pyrotechnics. The latter bill was passed by the House, but failed to get through the Senate. According to Mr. Pascoe the plan at present is that if local option on the sale of fireworks has failed and that if children and others are to be protected against injury there must be drastic state-wide regulation in order to prevent serious accidents on a Fourth of July.