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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 10, 2023 12:05 PM
From: Representative Kevin J. Boyle
To: All House members
Subject: Allowing Sunday Car Sales in PA
 
If you head to a car dealership on a Sunday in Pennsylvania with the hope of coming home with a new vehicle, you’re out of luck. Less than half of the fifty states still prohibit the Sunday sale of vehicles by licensed dealers, and Pennsylvania is one of them. This is one of our few remaining “blue laws,” a series of laws that prohibit a myriad of activities on Sundays. Most, if not all of these laws are viewed as outdated, and we have eliminated several over the past few years. Most recently, in 2016, Pennsylvania lifted restrictions on Sunday sales at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.

Most of Pennsylvania’s neighbors allow Sunday vehicle sales at car dealerships. By prohibiting these sales, we lose out on transactions to bordering states and put our Commonwealth at a competitive disadvantage. For this reason, I am re-introducing former HB 2622 of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, which permits normal vehicle business dealers to sell motor vehicles on Sunday. These businesses would also be permitted to stay open on Sundays, and to finalize sales contracts on Sundays.

I hope you will join me in supporting legislation that will keep Pennsylvania’s car dealerships competitive with those in other states and boost our economic activity.



Introduced as HB958