Black Friday came early in St. Louis this year with many retailers opening as soon as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Incoming State Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Dist. 113, wants to change that. His newly drawn district represents residents from Arnold, Imperial, Kimmswick and Barnhart.
He's planning to introduce a measure that would prohibit retailers from opening on Thanksgiving, reports KSDK-TV. Restaurants, gas stations and drug stores would be exempt from the ban.
He is calling the legislation the "Thanksgiving Family Protection Act," according to the station. He says that for employees, the holiday should represent time spent with family - not corporate greed.
Patch was unable to reach Roorda for comment Wednesday.
So what do you think? Would you be in favor of the ban? Tell us in comments.