Bars to stay open longer on New Year’s Eve in New Mexico

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New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday this year and, under the normal Sunday law, last call would take place around 11:30 p.m. and people would likely be kicked out five minutes before midnight.

This year, however, the New Mexico state Legislature decided to keep the party going through New Year’s Day.

State lawmakers passed a bill that allows clubs, breweries and bars with the proper license to stay open until 2 a.m. Monday when New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday.

The law does not apply to those who live in a town or in one of New Mexico’s 11 counties that do not allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

Dona Ana County, however, will benefit from the law and bars will be able to stay open until 2 a.m.

Now that the bars will be open longer, you should plan ahead for a safe ride home.

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