Blue Laws In Texas Today

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Although legal reforms have abolished many of Texas's "blue laws" (religion-motivated laws governing sales on the Sabbath), it is still illegal to sell liquor on a Sunday in Texas (along with 11 other states, including Alabama, Minnesota and Oklahoma) as well as to open a car dealership on more than one day over a weekend. Until 1985, it was also illegal to …

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Most of the Texas blue laws have been repealed, however two remain: restricted sale of vehicles and alcohol.§ 728.002 of the Transportation Code states that a person may not, on consecutive days of Saturday and Sunday, sell or offer for sale a motor vehicle. Thus, a car dealership must be closed for one day a weekend, either Saturday or Sunday. The blue laws

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In 1985, Texas abolished all “blue laws” on the books after department stores regularly ignored the laws, relying on the state’s ability and willingness to …

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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 Sundays. Blue laws commonly regard alcohol. While blue laws may seem unconstitutional because they

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February 3rd, 2022. February 3rd, 2022. Old-fashioned blue laws, which prohibit the sale of liquor and automobiles on Sundays, still exist in Texas. Most blue laws were repealed in 1985 because they violate the separation of church and state. For some reason, Texas has held onto two of these archaic laws, and now might be the time to abolish them.

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State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, has introduced House Bill 1100 that would allow Texas package stores to open seven days a week. The legislation, if approved by the 86 th Legislature, would repeal one of the remaining so-called “blue laws’’ in Texas. “Allowing Sunday sales in Texas is long overdue.

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Michael Giberson of Texas Tech’s Center for Energy Commerce wrote on “The Problem with Price Gouging Laws” for Regulation magazine in Spring 2011: Economists and policy analysts opposed to price gouging laws have relied on the simple logic of price controls: if you cap price increases during an emergency, you discourage conservation of needed goods …

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In Texas, it is illegal to milk another person’s cow. The Texas Penal Code states that doing so results in a fine of no more than $10. The current Texas law makes the act a theft of personal property. #8: Don’t shoot buffalo…from the second story of a hotel It is still against the law to shoot a buffalo from the second floor of a hotel.

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24-Year Texas Blue Law Ends; Rule on Seat Belts In Force AP Published: September 3, 1985. Texas Blue Laws are really not an issue with the christian right wing nuts. It's all a matter of who has the biggest special interest group with the most money who can buy the largest number of legislators. but not necessarily Republicans of today

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Texas is no different—we have plenty of laws on the books that are technically enforceable but usually are not given any kind of attention. These laws tend to be extremely old and irrelevant to today’s society, but in many cases they’re simply not worth taking the time and energy to repeal, given the lack of enforcement.

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Blue laws have been in effect in Texas since 1863. A repeal of the last Texas blue law, passed in 1961, was signed in May by Gov. Mark White. The law prohibited the sale of 42 categories of items

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news Curious Texas. Do 'blue laws' still exist in the Lone Star State? Curious Texas investigates While "blue laws" were repealed in 1985, some vestiges of …

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Without blue laws, dealerships would still be free to close whatever day or however many days of the week they would like. If what you say is true, then dealerships which chose to remain closed a certain number of days per week would be in a position to offer a price advantage over those which did not - which, on a big ticket item such as a

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The Texas State Law Library is a public law library that serves the legal research needs of Texas. Hi, it looks like JavaScript has been disabled in your browser. This site works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Now, we are all about Texas y’all, but we can admit there are some strange things that occur here. Check out our list of unusual laws still legal throughout Texas. 1. Cut Your Losses Now. It is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket in Austin. This law dates back to when there was a controversy between landowners who preferred open

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Whether you're buying a new car or a used car, a little research up front can help ensure that you get the best value for your money. Make sure to take your time and shop around. Buying a car is a major purchase; it is also usually a complex transaction involving a contract, financing, and a warranty. You will want to think carefully about each of these aspects of your decision.

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86 of 86. Texas lawmakers have proposed several bills aimed at what remains of the state’s old-fashioned blue laws. The laws limited what goods could be bought or sold on Sundays, namely liquor

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What are the blue laws in texas?

Please try again later. Most of the Texas blue laws have been repealed, however two remain: restricted sale of vehicles and alcohol. § 728.002 of the Transportation Code states that a person may not, on consecutive days of Saturday and Sunday, sell or offer for sale a motor vehicle.

What are some unusual laws in texas?

Unusual Laws in Texas 1. Cut Your Losses Now It is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket in Austin. This law dates back to when there... 2. No Dusting Buildings In Clarendon, Texas “it is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster”. Why? 3. No Dumpster Eating Did you know that ...

What is a blue law?

A blue law, also referred to as a “Sunday Law,” is the term used for a law that is designed to restrict activities on Sundays for religious purposes. Traditionally, people have avoided working on Sundays because it is a “day of rest.”

Are there any states with no blue laws?

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