The Clerk’s Office said they need some 55,000 signatures or 10-percent of the registered voters to sign and with over 900,000 residents in Bergen County the Mayor of Paramus has balked at the group’s efforts.
The county’s so-called Blue Laws ban most Sunday retail sales except for food and gas.
Rosemary Shashoua, who is spearheading the effort, has not yet gathered the necessary signatures required for a repeal referendum.
Bergen County, N.J. this week will reinstate its Blue Laws that ban retail shopping on Sundays, according to a published report.
Judge Tosses Challenge To Temporary Blue Law Suspension; Sunday Shopping Again Allowed In Bergen County
Many Bergen residents say the blue laws offer one day per week of driving without traffic on main thoroughfares like Route 17 and Route 4.
Gov. Chris Christie temporarily suspended Bergen County’s so-called blue laws after County Executive Kathleen Donovan made the request during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order suspending the sales restrictions in Bergen County due to the state of emergency caused by Sandy. All retail stores are typically closed on Sundays […]
Gov. Dan Malloy wants to repeal Connecticut’s blue laws and allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, but some package store owners are not happy about it.
It is currently illegal to sell alcohol in Connecticut on Sundays. Malloy says they’re losing $600 million.