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A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation reports that repealing blue laws blue laws, legislation regulating public and private conduct, especially laws relating to Sabbath observance. The term was originally applied to the 17th-century laws of the theocratic New Haven colony, and appears to originate in  that prohibit the sale of packaged alcohol on Sundays may increase alcohol-related vehicles crashes and fatalities. Their analysis of data from New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S).  found a 29 percent increase in alcohol-related crash rates and a 42 percent increase in alcohol-related fatalities on Sunday after repeal The Annulment or abrogation of a previously existing statute by the enactment of a later law that revokes the former law.

The revocation of the law can either be done through an express repeal
 of that state's blue law in 1995. No other day of the week showed a statistically significant change. Many state legislatures A state legislature may refer to a legislative branch or body of a political subdivision in a federal system.

The following legislatures exist in the following political subdivisions:
 have repealed Sunday sales, with only 15 states still retaining complete bans on Sunday package sales.
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Title Annotation:Stateline
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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