BUCKSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With the start of 2012, fireworks are legal in Maine -- but the new law allows towns and municipalities to adopt their own ordinances banning fireworks. The latest town to discuss a fireworks ban is Bucksport.
In a town council meeting Wednesday night, councilors approved the language of an ordinance that would ban the use and sale of fireworks.
The ordinance does not ban posession without intent to use or sell fireworks.
Town officials say it would be difficult to enforce, because neighboring towns, such as Brewer, allow fireworks.
Some councilors questioned whether an ordinance would make any difference.
"Fireworks have been illegal for 50, 60 years, and people still use them," said Councilor Jeffrey Robinson.
"They will continue to use them, ordinance or not."
But Councilor Byron Vinton said it's necessary to keep people safe.
"I've seen a lot of fireworks used inappropriately, in dangerous situations," said Vinton.
"You shouldn't have to regulate common sense, but unfortunately sometimes you have to."
The council will hold a public hearing on the ordinance on January 12th and will vote on January 29th.