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Indiana legislators OK lifting Sunday cycle sales ban

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Indiana's motorcycle dealers will be allowed to buy and sell their bikes on Sundays under a change in state law that legislators have approved.

The Indiana House voted 68-31 on Monday in favor of the bill removing the current ban on Sunday motorcycle sales.

Bill sponsor Rep. Ed Soliday of Valparaiso says all the states surrounding Indiana already allow Sunday sales and that the state's dealers are losing out on business. The bill only affects motorcycles and doesn't change Indiana's prohibition on Sunday sales of other motor vehicles, including cars and trucks.

The Senate previously approved the bill and it now goes to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his consideration. The change would take effect in July.

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  • Why now
    Who put the $$ into making sure this was suddently a matter of great importance?
    Seems to be another story here...
  • Religion and Lawmaking
    Some antiquated laws still in place in the state of Indiana never cease to amaze. Obviously this one along with sale of liquor continues to unveil the guiding force by our forefathers in implementing laws..RELIGION!!The disturbing thing is that they have not been overturned by 2012!! Whatever happened to separation of church and state??
  • Why in the world...?
    ...would someone conclude it's in the public interest to prohibit the sales of certain products on certain days of the week? If consumers are willing to spend their money on a day off to buy legal products that they need or want, how does Indiana gain by restricting such sales? This applies to motorcycles, cars & trucks, alcoholic beverages, and all sorts of things. There's just no rational reason for the prohibition!
  • Oops
    Should say "Why would..."
  • Why Not
    Would you be able to buy a motorcycle on Sundays, but not a car or truck?

    Why can't someone buy a motorcycle Monday-Saturday?

    But we can't get a smoking ban passed. Where are the priorities in this state?
    • Are you kidding??
      Really??? There is a law against motorcycle sales on Sunday??? I'd like to know the names of the 31 legislators who voted against changing this. What a waste of taxpayer's dollars to have to jump through all the hoops to change this dumb one.

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