Bergen County Blue Laws List

Bergen County's Sunday Closing Law ("Blue Laws")

Bergen County has by referendum elected to retain the Sunday Closing Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:171-1.1 et seq. As a result, the sale of certain items is still prohibited and the law should still be …

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By the numbers: A brief history of blue laws in Bergen …

1980: A county-wide referendum to repeal Bergen's blue laws is voted down 192,394 to 157,648. 1993: A second county-wide repeal referendum goes before the voters.

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Bergen County's Sunday Shopping Ban Explained The …

Bergen County is the last county in the U.S. with blue laws that prohibit shopping for certain kinds of goods on Sundays. We asked Bergen County residents for their thoughts on the ban.

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What the Heck Are Bergen County's Blue Laws? Even Alex

Bergen County is famous for a few things in particular: malls, traffic, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But Bergen County’s blue laws may be the most famous of all. It’s one of the last locations in the country to have such laws, but even Bergen County residents don’t totally understand them, let alone Jersey folk who live elsewhere.

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New Jersey Blue Laws – IHA Accents

New Jersey Blue Laws. By accentsiha on May 10, 2017. The Blue Laws prohibit the sale of certain items, such as appliances, on Sundays. Photo courtesy of Stefan Karsowski on Flickr. Bergen County residents making Sunday plans can count on one thing: the mall is not an option. Bergen County is one of the last in the United States to enforce

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Blue Laws by State 2021 worldpopulationreview.com

Blue Laws By State 2021. Blue laws are laws designed to restrict certain activities on Sundays (or other specific days) for religious reasons to observe a day of worship or rest. Blue laws also may ban shopping or ban the sale of specific items on …

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11 things you might not know about Bergen County's …

In Jan. 1986, Gov. Tom Kean signed a bill into law that allowed Bergen municipalities to have their own blue laws, even if the county at some point removed its bans. The state Supreme Court upheld

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New Jersey Code Blue NJ 211

Once a county declares a Code Blue, the information is shared through local media and social media outlets. It is also shared with NJ 211 and posted to this page. The activation dates are listed and once the Code Blue is deactivated, it is removed from this page.

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Blue law exceptions (Can sell on Sunday)

OK, here's a blue laws explanation. It's all about STANDARDS and QUALITY OF LIFE. It's not really about religion, although that is the legal basis for the blue laws. Here in NJ, especially Bergen County, we set certain standards that the rest of the world doesn't have, in order to protect our quality of life.

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Blue Law in Bergen County Thoughts? (live, price) New

View Poll Results: What do you think of the Blue Law in Bergen County? I like it, shopping centers/malls should be closed on Sundays. 53: 36.05%: Well, It should be at least half day open. 10: 6.80%: I don't like it, everything should be open all week as it is else where. 70: 47.62%: I don't care 14: 9.52%: Voters: 147. You may not vote on this

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Daily What?! Blue Law: You Can't Buy Electronics on Sunday

A recent campaign to end the blue laws, called Modernize Bergen County, has gotten 1,200 signatures out of the 2,500 necessary for a referendum on the issue to be placed on a county-wide ballot.

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Blue law exceptions (Can sell on Sunday)

Bergen County Blue Law won't stop Amazon Sunday delivery Myles Ma/NJ.com By Myles Ma/NJ.com December 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM, updated December 25, 2013 at 6:20 AM BERGEN COUNTY — The Blue Laws in Bergen County won’t stand in the way of a deal between Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages in the area on Sundays.

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Petition · Repeal the Blue Laws in Bergen County and Allow

Repeal the Blue Laws in Bergen County and Allow the Stores to Open! This petition had 296 supporters. Scott Tesser started this petition to Bergen County's Blue Laws. If I need something on Sunday, I go to New York. So NJ loses the tax revenue and the local businesses lose out. Traffic is a part of living in a populated area, five miles from NYC.

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Bill to lift Sunday car sale ban wouldn't apply in Bergen

Bill to lift Sunday car sale ban wouldn't apply in Bergen County due to Blue Laws Updated: Mar. 30, 2019, 3:58 a.m. Published: Jul. 29, 2013, 11:15 a.m. A …

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Suspension of Blue Laws in Bergen County Wells, Jaworski

Suspension of Blue Laws in Bergen County By Wells, Jaworksi & Liebman, LLP on November 7, 2012 in Land Use , Miscellaneous Andrew S. Kohut, Esq. advises that given the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Governor’s office issued Executive Order No. 109 suspending Bergen County’s Blue Laws.

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New Jersey's centuriesold blue laws are hurting revenue

Virtually all retail shopping in mall-enclave Bergen County close on Sundays thanks to the county’s outdated blue laws, in place since 1704.

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Bergen County blue laws have this mom seeing red

BLUE LAWS:11 things you might not know about Bergen County's blue laws This goes beyond my desire to get a new pair of shoes every Sunday (though that would be nice) or the ample jobs and tax

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Can we get rid of the Blue Law in Bergen County already

A long time ago, old people in Bergen County decided they did't want to see traffic ruining their Sundays in Bergen County, so lawmakers passed a … Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Bergen County's blue laws really ban selling on Sundays?

Heck, even Alex Trebek was confused when a Jeopardy answer on Bergen County’s blue laws came up on Tuesday. The host noted that the blue laws ban retailers from selling anything on Sundays which is, of course, not true. How exactly does the blue law work?

What are the blue laws in Paramus NJ?

Paramus has a unique take on the blue laws. In Jan. 1986, Gov. Tom Kean signed a bill into law that allowed Bergen municipalities to have their own blue laws, even if the county at some point removed its bans. The state Supreme Court upheld that option six months later.

Did jeopardy confuse the laws of Bergen County?

The Jeopardy host (and contestants) were totally confused about the laws on Tuesday’s show. Bergen County is famous for a few things in particular: malls, traffic, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But Bergen County’s blue laws may be the most famous of all.

Is Bergen County's Mall open on Sundays?

Bergen County residents making Sunday plans can count on one thing: the mall is not an option. Bergen County is one of the last in the United States to enforce “blue laws,” the seemingly pesky restrictions on what is bought and sold on Sundays.