Bill On Governor's Desk To Ban Balloon Releases In Maryland

Bill On Governor's Desk To Ban Balloon Releases In Maryland

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- All right. News tonight. You may not be able to release balloons for a celebration or for mourning because there's a bill on the governor's desk that could actually ban releasing balloons for people 13 and older. If it is signed, you will get a fine if you violate this bill. Sponsors of it say it reduces hazards and pollution. Balloons can end up miles from where they were initially released, and even hurt and kill animals that they come into contact with. Montgomery an Queen Anne's counties along with Ocean City already have bans on balloon releases in place.