São Paulo law banning sale of fireworks that make noise takes effect

Non-compliance may result in fines ranging from R$4,000 to R$11,000, depending on whether the violator is an individual or a company.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of São Paulo published on Thursday (29) the law that prohibits the sale in the state of fireworks that generate noise. The text was approved by João Doria (PSDB) and published in the Official Gazette.

Fireworks that produce only visual effects without noise will continue to be legal. The proposal was drafted by deputies Bruno Ganem and Maria Lúcia Amary and approved by the São Paulo Legislative Assembly (Alesp) on May 19.

The burning, release, sale, and storage of fireworks and other pyrotechnic objects that produce a sound effect is . . .

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