(CBS) — A state senator wants car dealerships open on Sunday and the car dealers don’t like the idea, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

State Senator Jim Oberweis says it’s a philosophical issue and believes state law shouldn’t be used to interfere with rights of consumers to car shop when they want.

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But the president of the Chicagoland Automobile Trade Association David Sloan says Sunday opening would put an undue burden on the car sales force which already works long hours.

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“New or used vehicle purchase is a very complicated transaction that often involves financing and financial institutions aren’t open on Sundays,” said Sloan.

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Senator Oberweis feels he has public sentiment behind him but hasn’t yet counted likely votes in Springfield to repeal the current law closing Illinois car dealers on Sunday.