ALBANY, New York (WWNY) – Did you know that it was against the law to get a shave or a haircut on Sunday in New York state?
We didn’t either – at least until Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday to end the law that prohibited barbering on Sunday.
Though rarely enforced, there had been a law on the books making it a misdemeanor to cut hair or provide a shave to another person on Sunday.
“This is the very definition of an archaic and meaningless law that makes little to no sense in the 21st century,” Cuomo said. “While not routinely enforced, I’m more than happy to sign this repeal into law and allow these businesses to determine what days they choose to operate.”
The law takes effect immediately.
Several barbers in Watertown we spoke with said they were never even aware the law existed.
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