Cuomo also took to his Twitter to talk about the repeal in a pun-filled way.
“An archaic law that made it a misdemeanor to cut hair on Sundays has been shaved from the books... It’s not splitting hairs to say that barbers should be able to work any day they want, “ he wrote, in part.
An archaic law that made it a misdemeanor to cut hair on Sundays has been shaved from the books.
Though rarely enf… https://t.co/XcUEJd6YmB
— Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo (@Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo)
People in the comments were taken aback as to how a law like this could even exist.
“Could you imagine the look on our Gov’s face when this came across his desk? Priceless! How was this even a thing?!” someone wrote.
“I literally never understood why they were all closed on Sundays! And now I know - and equally, now they won’t be :-D,” another person added.
A third admitted that they haven’t been subject to this law, saying, “I’ve been getting my haircuts on Sundays.”
In response to someone asking if the law was ever enforced, Azzopardi responded with the following: “Rarely. That said, it was always tough around here to find an open barbershop on a Sunday.”
Check out some other reactions to the bill.
File under: today I learned. https://t.co/qIlF462JRh
The original bill, which was under section 16 of the General Business Consolidated Laws in the NY State Senate, “Any person who carries on or engages in the business of shaving, hair cutting or other work of a barber on the first day of the week, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five dollars.”
If someone receives a second conviction, then they can be fined no less than $10 and not more than $25, “or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than ten days, nor more than twenty-five days.”