A total of 32 bills involving amendments to or Iberalizing Sunday closing laws of Massachusetts are now before the State Legislature for action at this session, the New England region of the American Jewish Congress reported today.
Among them is one submitted by the organization Jointly with the Jewish Community Council which would permit those merchants who observe Saturday as their Sabbath to conduct their business on Sundays.
The regional office also reported that only one bill is before the Legislature in the area of church-state separation. The measure would substitute a non-sectarian prayer for the traditional prayer recited in public schools each morning. The Congress has signified opposition to this measures as a violation of the church-state constitutional principle.
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