ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — You may not be able to release balloons for celebration or in mourning.
There’s a bill on the governor’s desk that could ban releasing balloons for people 13 and older.READ MORE: Second Alarm Dwelling Fire In Southeast Baltimore
If signed, violators would face a fine.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Baltimore County Officer Rescues Ducklings In White Marsh
Sponsors of the bill say it’s to reduce hazards and pollution.
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Montgomery and Queen Anne’s counties, as well as Ocean City, already have a ban on balloon releases in place.