Arkansas Constitution Article 19 Section 1 states that no person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court.
In College Station, Texas, you can have a restraining order placed on someone from a property (apartment, duplex, business building) however, if the restrained person is invited by another person, they can enter the property legally. Officers can come and tell them there is a restraining order for them at that location, but cannot make them leave if they are with the person who invited them.
A statute forbids people in bathing suits from appearing uncovered on the streets and in the shops and eateries in Waikīkī.
One law I’m fond of, but that isn’t included here, requires surfers to express themselves at all times using a vocabulary of no more that one hundred words. A surfer can choose which hundred words will be at his beck and call, but once chosen there can be no deviation. I do so love he law.
Local authorities can impose fines on people hiking nude in the Alps in the conservative canton of Appenzell.
No pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall permit a person to enter or leave the aircraft during flight without a parachute.
Transport Canada started this to curtail wing-walking and other stunts.
Police in the town of 22,000 will be writing tickets bearing fines in that amount to those who foul its public places with profanity after residents voted 183-50 in June 2012 that they were mad as *#%@& and weren’t going to take it anymore.
In 1948, the Mayor of the City of Pocatello, George Phillips, passed an ordinance making it illegal not to smile in Pocatello. The “Smile Ordinance” was passed tongue in cheek as a result of an exceptionally severe winter, which had dampened the spirit of city employees and citizens alike.
The ordinance unintentionally remained on the books and was discovered by staff and later by a local reporter who wrote an article appearing in 1987 in the Idaho State Journal. The American Bankers Association chose our outdated ordinance to use in their national advertising campaign, emphasizing the theme of outdated laws to convince the United States Congress to modernize banking laws.
It is illegal to teach the English language without a permit and that permit says where you have to teach English
Finland’s television tax has been between €244.90 and €253.80 per annum with a household with a television.
However, in 2013 the tax will be applied on every adult, not just every household, and will be graduated according to your income. The tax will be between €50 and €140 per person.
The government assumes that even if you don’t have a television, you might watch one at a friend’s house.
No female shall be permitted to be employed in any dance hall for the purpose of dancing with male patrons of the dance hall.
No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle
No person shall stand or climb on any closet, closet seat, basin, partition, or other furniture or fitting; or loiter about, or push, crowd, or otherwise act in disorderly manner; or interfere with any attendant in the discharge of his or her duties; or whistle, dance, sing, skate, or swear, or use obscene, loud, and boisterous language within any public convenience station, or at or near the entrances of a public convenience station.
No entertainment or music shall be provided or permitted for the enjoyment of the patrons of the establishment operated on public space by a permittee other than music as may be furnished by no more than three (3) musicians playing stringed instruments such as the violin, the viola, the cello, the double-base, and the guitar, and no more than one (1) accordion or concertina.
No person shall operate or use any vessel, or use any water skis, aquaplane, surfboard, or similar device, while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any narcotic drug, barbiturate, or hallucinogen.
While engaged in taking photographs, no person licensed under §521 or §522 of this chapter shall impede traffic as defined in the District of Columbia Traffic Acts; nor shall any photographer remain longer than five (5) minutes at any one (1) location on the streets, sidewalks, or other public spaces.
Sheep driven or conducted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and when crossing a bridge, shall be in charge of at least six (6) drovers; and the footway and not less than one-third (1/3) of the roadway of the bridge shall be kept free of obstruction by the sheep.
No person shall conduct or take part in any race, dance, or contest in which any individual shall participate for more than a total of twelve (12) hours in any consecutive twenty-four (24) hours.
Any statement, picture, or illustration referring to Easter, Holy Week, Mother’s Day, ‘Santa Claus,’ including names synonymous with “Santa Claus”, or a religious holiday or religious symbol, which promotes the sale, service, or consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be prohibited. Nothing in this section shall prohibit references to Christmas or any other holiday season if the references do not include statements, pictures, or illustrations on strictly religious themes.
No preaching, exhorting, or lecturing shall be conducted for a total of more than thirty days at any single location
No person who has removed manure from any bin or pit, or any other place where manure has been accumulated, shall deposit the manure in any place within any of the more densely populated parts of the District without a permit from the health officer authorizing him or her to do so, and then only in accordance with the terms of the authorizing permit.