Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

A legislator proposed a resolution urging that each TV weather person be required to provide an ice cream cone to every member of the state House of Representatives whenever the forecast was wrong.

Pharmacists may not sell gunpowder to cure headaches.

It is illegal to have sex in a moving ambulance and if you are caught the guy is let go and the woman is punished and her name appears in the newspaper.

Auctions may not be advertised by hiring trombone players to play on the street.

5.54.310 Unlawful activities designated.

All auctioneers are forbidden to conduct their sales in such manner as to cause people to gather in crowds on the sidewalks so as to obstruct the same; nor shall they use immoral or indecent language in crying their sales, or make or cause to be made noisy acclamations such as [...]

No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.

Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.

One cannot keep more than one cow

12-7-5: KEEPING MORE THAN ONE COW PROHIBITED; PERMIT REQUIRED TO KEEP ONE COW:

It is unlawful for any person to keep within the limits of the City more than one cow, and any person keeping such cow shall obtain from the County Health Department a permit which shall be issued without cost to the applicant [...]

It is illegal to molest animals confined on othe owner’s property

13-3-2: MOLESTING ANIMALS: A. Unlawful: It shall be unlawful for any person to in any manner tease, annoy, disturb, molest or irritate an animal that is confined to the owner’s property.

B. Exception: The provisions of subsection A of this Section shall not apply to animal services officers or law enforcement officers acting within the [...]

Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.

Women may not swear.

You must have identification to enter a convienence store after dark.

It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.

76-6-105. Causing a catastrophe.

(1) Any person who by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of a building, release of poison gas, radioactive material, or other harmful or destructive force or substance, or by any other means, causes a widespread injury or damage to persons or property is guilty of causing a catastrophe.

(2) Causing a [...]

Boxing matches that allow biting are not allowed.

76-9-705. Participation in an ultimate fighting match.

(1) For purposes of this section, “ultimate fighting match” means a live match in which:

(a) an admission fee is charged;

(b) match rules permit professional contestants to use a combination of boxing, kicking, wrestling, hitting, punching, or other combative, contact techniques; and

(c) match rules do not:

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Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer.

32A-12-206. Unlawful sale or supply of beer.

(1) A person may not sell, offer to sell, or otherwise furnish or supply beer to the general public in containers larger than two liters. This does not preclude licensed beer wholesalers from selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying beer in containers larger than two [...]

Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.

32A-12-207. Unlawful sale or supply during emergency.

(1) A person may not sell, offer to sell, or otherwise furnish or supply any alcoholic product in an area during a period of emergency proclaimed by the governor to exist in the area.

(2) This section does not apply if, in the judgment of the governor, the [...]

No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.

It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.

It is considered an offense to hunt whales.

It is illegal not to drink milk.

You’re not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol.

A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

When a person reaches the age of 50, he/she can then marry their cousin.

It is against the law to fish from horseback.

It’s legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.

Birds have the right of way on all highways.

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