Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

You need a license to sell condoms.

Fake wrestling is illegal

What does the WWE do?

Any restroom with pay toilets has to have an equal number of free toilets.

This law came to pass after the speaker of the state House of Representatives raced to an all-pay facility without a dime.

The state of Washington doesn’t allow marathon dancing, skipping, sliding, gliding, rolling or crawling.

You used to be fined up to $500 for removing or defacing the label on a pillow.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.

It’s illegal to sell to minors comics that might incite them to violence or depraved or immoral acts.

It’s illegal to sleep in an outhouse without the owner’s permission.

It’s illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it.

It used to be illegal to interrupt a religious meeting by having a horse race.

Minors are prohibited from frequenting pool halls.

It is illegal to “keep, or permit to remain, in any location . . . anything whatsoever in which flies or rats may breed or multiply.”

If honey is a blend of more than one type of flower, it’s illegal for the honey to be labeled as having come from one type of flower.

A Washington state law offers the presumption that youngsters will read comic books.

A proposed Washington law protects sports referees from civil suit unless their actions were “willful, wanton, reckless, malicious or grossly negligent.”

An old Washington law sent duelists to jail for ten years, assuming they didn’t lose the duel.

Candidates for office cannot buy alcohol for others while polls are open

It shall be unlawful for a candidate for office or for nomination thereto whose name appears upon the ballot at any election to give to or purchase for another person, not a member of his or her family, any liquor in or upon any premises licensed by the state for the sale of any such […]

You may not ride an ugly horse.

It is illegal to give noxious substances to a bird in any city park.

No structure shall contain more than two toilets that use potable water for flushing.

San Juan County Ordinance NO. 7 -1995 (Passed June 7,1995)

People apparently will relieve themselves fewer times if there are fewer toilets.

Strippers may not come closer than four feet to any customer.

Source: The Spokesman Review (August 11, 2002)

TV’s may not be bought on Sundays.

Persons may not wear a life jacket near the Spokane River.

Listing 10.19.010 Swimming in River.

A. No person may intentionally enter, swim, dive, or float, with or without a boat, raft, craft, or other flotation device, in or upon the water of the Spokane River at any point between the east line of the Division Street bridge and the west line of the Monroe Street […]

Spitting on city buses is outlawed.

Listing 10.10.100 Unlawful Bus Conduct.

B. A person is guilty of unlawful bus conduct if, while on or in a municipal transit vehicle as defined by RCW 46.04.355, or in or at a municipal transit station as defined in subsection C, and with knowledge that such conduct is prohibited, the person

4. spits or expectorates;

[…]

No one may kneel on a pedestrian skywalk.

Listing 10.10.060 Skywalks — Prohibited Acts.

A. No person may commit any of the following acts within the pedestrian skywalk system or within any pedestrian mall:

1. sit, kneel, lounge, lie, or otherwise recline upon floors or stairs;

(Ord. C-28629)

Effective Date: 4/1/1987. Passed On: 2/23/1987