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Your neighbors want to celebrate the holiday with a really big mortar. Because fireworks on the Fourth of July are inherently safe.

The 2013 session gave us this:

Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 9

Public Holidays

Section 9.015

Federal holidays, no ban or restriction on, when.

9.015. No state or local governmental entity, public building, public park, public school, or public setting or place shall ban or otherwise restrict the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday.

   (L. 2013 H.B. 278)

   *Effective 10-11-13, see § 21.250. H.B. 278 was vetoed July 1, 2013. The veto was overridden on September 11, 2013.

[emphasis added]

No restrictions on “practice” there, eh?

A bill, introduced today:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1943

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WEBBER (Sponsor) AND BRATTIN (Co-sponsor).

6115L.02I    D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 9.015, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to federal holidays.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Section 9.015, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 9.015, to read as follows:

           9.015. No state or local governmental entity, public building, public park, public school, or public setting or place shall ban or otherwise restrict the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday; except that, nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority to impose and enforce reasonable regulations related to the celebration of any federal holiday in order to protect the health and safety of the public.

[emphasis in original]

Previously:

HB 278: on the side of preening self-righteousness in the “War on Labor Day” (January 26, 2013)