DES MOINES – Unclear fireworks laws are driving American Promotional Events to court.
The parent company of TNT Fireworks is suing the city of Des Moines because of the newly passed rules limiting fireworks sales to certain areas. The company says that the new rules aren’t clear and they are a violation of the new state law.
The state law allows Iowans to buy, use and sell fireworks but local governments can only regulate the purchasing and use of the fireworks. With a limited window to sell, it’s why lawyers are seeking an emergency hearing to get resolution.
We have reached out to the city of Des Moines for comment on the lawsuit, but we are waiting to hear back.