NEW ALBANY, Ind. — In Indiana, state law allows anyone to set off fireworks throughout the year, but that could soon change in New Albany if the mayor signs off on a newly passed ordinance.
New Albany City Council passed an ordinance hoping to bring more peace and quiet. It will only allow people to set off fireworks on June 29 through July 9 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Exceptions are Fourth of July celebrations and the New Year holiday.
If you are caught breaking the rule it would cost you $150 the first time. The second time would cost $300 and $500 for the third.
If an individual or group wants to set off fireworks outside of the timeframe, they can apply for a permit.
Now, Mayor Jeff Gahan has 30 days to sign off on it or he can veto it. Council members say it's unclear what he will do.