I have some preliminary information to pass along. I should have more details tomorrow. Apparently at least one of the main reasons for no movement in the Assembly Codes Committee is not what I would have thought. From all the legislative grumbling, I felt that post 9/11 tension was the cause but it seems that the Assembly Codes Committee doesn't care for the harsh penalties in this bill. That is bittersweet because, I believe, no one on this thread liked them. I don't know whether the bill can be amended by the end of June when the legislative session ends, but if it can't, then the bill dies in the Assembly Codes Committee. I've been told that the Senate and Assembly are in joint conference about the differences, but to re-work the bill by June 25 might be too much to ask. The last time it was amended it took over 2 months. The reason for the inclusion of harsh penalties in the first place seemed to be related to 9/11 as well as major abuses of the ban such as tractor- trailer loads of fireworks being brought into the state and fireworks sales to minors, but many legislators felt that the bill's penalties go too far. I suppose that it's a good or bad thing, depending on the way you look at it. I supported the original bill because we'd finally have something legal since we've had a ban for so long. I felt that the permit idea would cover the bases for the non ground stuff. We could then work on modification of eveything after it became law. If the bill has to be re-done from scratch, it without a doubt would be a better law, but we wouldn't have legal fireworks until almost 2008.