Gov. Cuomo signs liquor law allowing Sunday boozing with brunch

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

NEW YORK (AP modified) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new liquor bill into law that will allow people to order alcoholic drinks on Sunday mornings to cap their brunch.

The old blue law — a remnant of the Prohibition era — banned restaurants and bars from serving alcohol before noon. But some had long been flouting the law at the risk of being shut down.

This year, state legislators voted in favor of a looser law that allows alcohol to be served Sundays starting at 10 a.m.

The bill’s main political backer was Gov. Cuomo, who says the extra morning drinking hours will boost alcohol sales.

The Democrat signed the legislation after the state Senate and Assembly approved it.

It will be effective in two months. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s