NY repeals ‘archaic’ law that banned haircuts on Sundays

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — It is now legal to practice barbering on Sundays in the state of New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday allowing barbershops and salons to operate on Sundays. While it was 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 in a statement. "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.