Department of Weird Laws: New Jersey Forbids Car Sales on Sundays

New Jersey Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) is proposing a bill that would legalize auto sales on Sundays. Which leads us to the obvious question: What? You can’t sell cars on Sundays in Jersey?! Well you can, but a “1937 law makes selling a car in the Garden State on a Sunday a disorderly persons offense punishable by a $100 fine and 10 days in jail.” OK, fine, said a representative from the weird and antiquated legislation lobby, but only if you keep forbidding people from pumping their own gas. [Newsworks]


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  • Gerard Plourde

    You can’t in Pennsylvania either. The Board of Vehicles Act of 1968 forbids “the buying, selling, exchanging, trading or otherwise dealing in vehicles on Sunday.” Violators are subject to fines of up to $1,000. The law was amended in 2011 to allow the sale of motorcycles on Sunday.