Senator Oberweis renews efforts to lift 32-year ban on Sunday car sales
Senator Jim Oberweis is renewing his efforts to allow consumers to buy a car on Sunday in Illinois for the first time in 32 years.
“Since 1983, automobile dealerships in Illinois have not been allowed to sell vehicles on Sunday under penalty of a $1,500 fine. Thirty-four states already allow vehicle sales on Sundays, and these business owners in Illinois should be free to choose whether they wish to be open or closed on Sundays,” Senator Oberweis said. “We should never allow government to be used to prevent competition in an industry as has been the case here.”
Oberweis has introduced Senate Bill 1780 to repeal the 32-year prohibition that has prevented Illinois consumers from being able to buy cars on Sundays. He filed similar legislation in December 2013, which was allowed a “subject-matter-only” committee hearing in the Senate. In March 2014, a Federal Trade Commission analysis determined that such legislation would “provide significant benefits for Illinois consumers.”