Berkeley County suspends Sunday Blue Laws

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County officials have suspended Blue Laws which prohibit many businesses from opening their doors before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The Berkeley County twitter account tweeted out on Monday evening that the laws were now officially suspended in the county.

Council voted unanimously to suspend the set of laws which date back to the 1950s.

The suspension goes into effect immediately.

In February, council members gave initial approval to getting rid of the laws.

Many stores in Berkeley County were opening up before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays despite what Blue Laws say.

Some store owners say they didn't even know it was against the law.

Council believes with the elimination of the laws would help bring in more business and attract companies that are eerie about setting up shop in Berkeley County because of the restrictions.

Council members say new business would ultimately lead to a better future for the county.

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