POSTED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 9:32am
A Blue law is a law that regulates work, business or amusements on Sundays and while the U.S. is considered fairly progressive, the vestiges of these laws are still around, Amber Downing has this special report.
Blue laws refer to all kinds of prohibitions on Sundays. The most familiar one that affects many beach goers is the law that stops people from buying beer before noon on Sunday.
The Blue laws go way back though, they're based in religion and tradition, Lt . Sal Moralez of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says the phrase Blue Laws is slang and it's not technical enough to use in their rules.
Every state has their own beverage code or set of liquor laws, but is it necessary to keep people from buying alcohol on a Sunday before noon?
Lt. Moralez says these laws are in place for a reason, but consumers must use their own judgment to stay safe.
For more information on TABC laws visit: http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/laws/code_and_rules.asp