Returning House Representative trying to keep "Black Friday" sales from starting on Thanksgiving
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Returning House Representative trying to keep "Black Friday" sales from starting on Thanksgiving

Date: December 4, 2012
By: Katie Kreider
State Capitol Bureau

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A Jefferson County Representative filed a bill that will keep retail stores closed on Thanksgiving day.
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Wrap: Representative Jeff Roorda filed a bill that attempts to keep non-essential retail shops from beginning their "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving day.

Roorda says the bill will keep stores from competing with one another for earlier opening times.

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Description: "I think people will wait until midnight on Thanksgiving and everyone can open ther doors at the same time and we won't have this leap-frogging that goes on with stores trying to out-do each other and encroaching further and further into Thanksgiving day."

President of the Missouri Retailers Association, David Overfelt says the bill will not keep families from shopping.

Overfelt says the bill will simply move shopping from the stores to the Web.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.

 

Intro: 
A Jefferson County Representative filed a bill that will keep people from shopping before "Black Friday" begins.
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Wrap: Representative Jeff Roorda filed a bill that will prohibit stores from opening on Thanksgiving day.

However, the bill will not affect stores that sell essential goods.

Roorda says the shoppers and the stores can wait.

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Description: "Nobody needs to buy a dozen tube socks for their cousin Tommy so bad that they can't wait until Black Friday."

President of the Missouri Retailers Association David Overfelt says families shouldn't have to be stuck at home on Thanksgiving.

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Description: "Consumers are doing a number of things on Thanksgiving after their family get-together. They go to movies--that's been a tradition for decades."
 
David Overfelt says shoppers will still shop on the Web before Black Friday begins.
 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.

Intro: 
A critic of a bill that would eliminate shopping on Thanksgiving day says it would take profits away from stores and move them to the Web.
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Wrap: Representative Jeff Roorda filed a bill that will keep retail stores from opening before midnight on Thanksgiving.

Though the President of the Missouri Retailers Association David Overfelt says the bill will get "Black Friday" shoppers out of the malls and onto the Web.

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Description: "It will definitely shift sales across the border and will bring more sales to the Internet."

Overfelt says this would take away from the profits made by stores on "Black Friday."

However, Roorda says he thinks "Black Friday" shoppers can wait until midnight.

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Description: ""Nobody needs to buy a dozen tube socks for their cousin Tommy so bad that they can't wait until Black Friday."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Kreider.


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