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Old 08-13-2008, 08:50 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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In Ada Oklahoma, you cannot wear New York Jets clothing
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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  • A city council member in Albuquerque, N.M., introduced a resolution a few years ago to ban Santa Claus from the city. The matter was defeated.
  • Carrizozo: It's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
  • In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
  • In Carlsbad it's legal for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work, as long as the car or van has drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking in.
  • In recent years, several efforts have been made to legalize camel racing and ostrich racing in New Mexico, but to no avail. Those bills were defeated, but the legislature recently allowed gambling on bicycle races.
  • Las Cruces: You may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.
  • State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.
Hometown laws i never knew existed:
  • Espanola: it is illegal to shout offensive words on city, public, or private property.
  • Espanola: it is illegal to wear full colored purple and red shirts in public places, a sign of gang affiliation.
  • Espanola: you have till january 11th to take down all christmas lights, $200 fine.
  • Espanola: No spitting in city parks or waterfountains.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Interesting laws guys, although I don't think many are enforced, although interesting nonetheless, lol.

I was looking though for one's that were enforced or more common. I was reading that in California, they have agriculture check points to make sure you don't bring certain species of plants in their state.

Also in certain states, like Washington, it's okay to make a left turn on red, where in states like NC, you would get nailed for doing something like that.
Yeah, it's legal to turn left on a red in Oregon too as long as it's onto a one way street. Also, California does have agricultural check points at the borders. It's pretty much pointless because it's closed down after a certain time and if the check point is open then you can just lie if your "fruits, vegetables, or plants" if they are not immediately visible. Though this is just my experience on US-199. I haven't been over the I-5 border in a while, so I can't remember for that border crossing. Of course bringing apples bought at a grocery store a few miles north of the border into California doesn't really pose much of a threat I don't think... It feels like going into a foreign country. California and Oregon might as well be different countries though.

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Kennesaw, GA (about 30 miles north of Atlanta)....every head of household in the city must own a firearm and keep it in the home. It's not enforced and was passed in 1982 in direct opposition to the town of Morton Grove, IL which in 1981 banned all guns in their city.
There is a city in Idaho that has an ordinance like this. I can't remember which it is. Cave Junction, Oregon also is considering an ordinance requiring the heads of households and business owners to own a firearm. Though there would be an exception for felons, those incapable of handling a firearm, the disabled, and those who don't believe in the use of firearms. So basically it's just a suggestion. But not a bad one for that area...
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Here's some Iowa dumb laws:

Not serious laws:
  • A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
  • One-armed piano players must perform for free.
  • Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
  • In Ft. Madison, the fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.

Serious laws:

In Iowa, it's a felony to sell illegal controlled substances without an approved Iowa Drug Tax Stamp. The cost is $5 per gram of marijuana, $250 per gram for other drugs sold by the gram, and $400 for every ten doses of drugs sold by the dose. (I seem to remember a local TV reporter going to the county auditor and trying to actually buy some a few years ago, and pretty much getting laughed out of the place.)
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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In Bexley Ohio, (a suburb of Columbus), it is illeagal to have a slot machine in your out house. I think we have all been guilty of that one.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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In Michigan, beer brands/brews can't be advertised on bar or restaurant glasses; Stella Artois can't even advertise on their famed goblets.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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Okay, I couldn't pass this topic up. So here are some that I found for my home state of Kentucky:

In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky.

In Lexington, Kentucky, it is against the law to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.

In Owensboro, Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to buy a new hat without her husband trying it on first.

In Kentucky, no female is allowed to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is escorted by at least two police officers, or armed with a club. An amendment to the law says that "the provisions
of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor
to females exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses."

An old statute in Kentucky states that men who push their wives out of bed for inflicting their cold toes on them can be fined or jailed for a week

All nude people in your house must be registered in Kentucky.

By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".

It is illegal in Kentucky to marry the same man more than 3 times.

It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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This is a fun thread!

Here's some more...

Nevada - It's illegal to drive down a public highway on a camel.

Yukon, OK - It is illegal for patients to pull their dentist's teeth.

Miami - It is strictly forbidden for men to wear strapless gowns in public.

Garfield Count, MT - It is illegal to draw funny faces on your window shades.

New Hampshire - It's illegal to die margarine pink.

Maryland - It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.

Sarsota, FL - It is illegal to sing while wearing a bikini.

Houston - You are not allowed to buy Limburger cheese, goose liver, or rye bread on a Sunday.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Okay, I couldn't pass this topic up. So here are some that I found for my home state of Kentucky:

In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky. Not Anymore

In Lexington, Kentucky, it is against the law to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.

In Owensboro, Kentucky, it is illegal for a woman to buy a new hat without her husband trying it on first.

In Kentucky, no female is allowed to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is escorted by at least two police officers, or armed with a club. An amendment to the law says that "the provisions
of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor
to females exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses."

An old statute in Kentucky states that men who push their wives out of bed for inflicting their cold toes on them can be fined or jailed for a week

All nude people in your house must be registered in Kentucky.

By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground".

It is illegal in Kentucky to marry the same man more than 3 times.

It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale
I guess I'll go register all the nekkid people running around my house.....
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Dumb Laws, Stupid Laws: We have weird laws, strange laws, and just plain crazy laws!

it's illegal to sleep with your shoes on in good ol' NoDak.
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