Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Exemptions from day of rest law wiped out by mistake

The Roanoke paper reports here ("Day-of-rest law may give some workers triple pay," 6/30/04) that a new law intended to eliminate the outdated and unconstitutional aspects of Virginia's blue laws also inadvertently wiped out provisions exempting most businesses from the statutory day of rest requirement, with as-yet unknown consequences.

The Act of Assembly is here. It says simply that sections 40.1-28.5 and 18.2-341 of the Virginia Code among others is repealed. These sections exempted many businesses from the day of rest requirements contained 40.1-28.1, 40.1-28.2, and 40.1-28.3.

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