Memorial day is just about here, marking the unofficial start of the summer season.  As people host barbecues and pool parties, personal fireworks shows are sure to be heard throughout the neighborhood.

According to the Detroit Free Press, in December, new measures were signed into law that reduce the number of days fireworks can be used.

The new law, House Bill 5939, has significantly reduced the number of days one can shoot off fireworks, from 30 to 12.

While the initial law allowed people to light fireworks around federal holidays, the new measure has limited displays these dates:

Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1

The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m.

June 29 to July 4 until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days

July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.

The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.   For more on the Michigan fireworks law, please click on the above link.