Lawmaker proposes bill allowing Texans to buy liquor on Sundays

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lawmaker proposes selling liquor on Sunday
Should Texans be allowed to buy liquor on Sundays?

Texans should be able to buy liquor on Sundays. At least, that's what one state lawmaker thinks.

State Rep. Richard Pena Raymond (D-Laredo) introduced House Bill 1100, which says liquor stores should be open seven days a week.

It proposes that stores should be open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays and from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. the rest of the week.

Not being able to buy liquor on Sunday is part of the so-called Blue Laws in Texas.

Historically, Blue Laws prohibited certain items from being sold on Sundays, so the day could be spent in church or resting.

Now the rules only apply to liquor and car sales, but until 1985, the list of what you couldn't buy was much longer.

It included items such as furniture, radios, televisions and baby bottles.

Right now, 42 states allow liquor to be sold on Sundays.


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