Teenagers wishing to purchase consumer fireworks must be at least sixteen years old beginning July 1, 2007
Previously, the law allowed those as young as ten to purchase fireworks.
Teens who are sixteen and seventeen years old must additionally provide a state-issued photo ID at the time of purchase.
A violation of the law could result in a fine to the retailer of up to $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and up to $500 for all subsequent offenses.
The law is intended to reduce the number of injuries to children caused by improper use of fireworks.