Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cuomo set to change Sunday blue laws

From New York-

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced  a proposal earlier this week to update New York's 80-year-old liquor laws, a move that would benefit the state's craft beverage industry. If passed, the legislation would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and bars before noon on Sundays.

The state's blue laws, or laws set in place to enforce religious practices, prohibit the sale of alcohol in restaurants and bars from 4 a.m. until noon on Sundays. With the governor's proposed legislation, alcoholic beverages could be served between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon on Sundays.

The Rev. Eileen Weglarz, of Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson, questions if these changes will enhance life in New York, especially for those struggling with alcoholism.

"I'm not wild about the idea," she said. "We have become such a secular country. People don't think about it [religion] anymore."

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