Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering new legislation that would effectively outlaw the use of plastic balloons across the state.
“The sale, distribution and release of any type of balloon, including, but not limited to, plastic, latex or mylar, filled with any type of lighter than air gas, both for public or private use, is hereby prohibited,” says the bill.
Violating the ordinance could carry a $100 fine.
“According to WesternMassNews.com, supporters of the bill say balloons can be deadly for animals and bad for the environment. But opponents said the proposed measure would hurt businesses,” reports CBS Boston.
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