Some businesses opt out of Sunday liquor sales

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Some Mid-Michigan communities are telling state officials they plan to ban liquor sales for at least part of the day on Sundays.

A new state law will allow Sunday morning sales starting at 7 a.m.

The law will go into effect December 19 for establishments with permits.

Local governments have until December 15 to tell state officials if they will continue to ban Sunday sales, either in the morning only, or all day.

"Christmas Eve till midnight I think it's a good idea, but Christmas Day, I think it's a big mistake. That should have never passed," said Jim Ishak, the Owner of Ernie TMs Liquor.

A list on the Liquor Control Commission website Friday indicated Saginaw County TMs St. Charles Township plans to ban sales all day.