ALBANY, N.Y. – In May, Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, sponsored a bill that would repeal the state’s ban on opening salons barbershops on Sundays. The legislation has been unanimously passed by the state Senate.
The law made it illegal to “engage in the business of shaving, hair cutting or other work of a barber on the first days of the week.”
Griffo sought to repeal this law so barbershops and salons would be better able to recoup revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am pleased that the Senate has passed my legislation that will help barbershops and salons recover from the coronavirus pandemic," Sen. Griffo said. “The existing law is antiquated, archaic and unnecessary, and should be repealed."
According to Griffo, the state Assembly has yet to take action on the legislation.