HONOLULU - The Hawaii Fire Council is pushing a bill that would ban fireworks statewide -- except for religious and cultural purposes. 

That means no more fireworks on New Years Eve or the fourth of July. 

The Fire Council says it is asking state lawmakers to pass the bill for the safety of the public, and the potential to crack down on illegal aerials.

"If it's totally illegal on New Years Eve, now law enforcement -- if someone is going to do it -- they're going to be much more isolated and easier to spot," said Lloyd Rogers, from the Hawaii State Fire Council.

The bill is up for decision-making at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in the State Capitol, room 325.

The changes would not affect professional shows.