Resolution on Sun. alcohol sales passes EC Leg.

Posted at 8:01 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 08:07:05-05

The Erie County Legislature has passed a resolution calling for alcohol sales on Sunday to be handled like any other day of the week.

The so-called "Mimosa Resolution" calls for the state to do away with the Sunday Blue Law that prohibits any alcohol being sold before noon.

The resolution was proposed by Legislator Patrick Burke, who said the law should be about giving people choices, not taking them away.

“We need to stop treating adults like children. One of the key components of our government is maintaining public safety, not determining the private choices of citizens or businesses,” Burke argued.

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo agreed, saying, "Banning adults from purchasing alcohol before noon on Sundays is archaic. This specific ‘blue law’ is extremely outdated and unnecessary, and I urge our state government to repeal it."




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