Stupid State Laws

911

Well-known Member
Location
USA
I thought this might be fun. Here in PA, we have some really dumb laws by today’s standards. Check these few out. Many more, but a few will do.

1. No more than 16 women may live in the same abode, otherwise, the house could be considered a brothel.
2. It is illegal to sing in the bathtub.
3. No bingo for felons.
4. No bartering for infant children

How about your state? Any ridiculous laws still on the books?
 

RadishRose

SF VIP
Location
CT USA
In Connecticut-

Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.

In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

In Hartford, you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

In Southington, silly string is banned.

In Waterbury, no beautician can hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.
 

MarciKS

AFK
Location
My Apartment
Keep in mind this was off the internet. Some of these are Statewide & some are just for certain cities in Kansas. LOL!

1.) Riding an animal down any road is against the law.
2.) No one may catch fish with his bare hands.
3.) Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
4.) If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
5.) All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
6.) Musical car horns are banned.
7.) No one may sing the alphabet on the streets at night.
8.) No one may wear a bee in their hat.
9.) It is illegal to drive one's car through a parade.
10.) Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.
 

Pink Biz

🌹 🌹 🌹
Location
Chicago
  • STRANGE ILLINOIS LAWS

  • Those under 21 can drink legally, but they must be enrolled in a culinary program to do so.

  • It is illegal to hang “obstructions” form the rearview mirror, including fuzzy dice, air fresheners, GPS units, etc.

  • You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.

  • You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.

  • The English language is not to be spoken.
The last two make no sense whatsoever!
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
Here in Canada...

  • It is illegal to show public affection on a Sunday
  • Canadian residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k
  • Canadian businesses must provide rails for tying up horses
  • It is illegal to kill a sick person by frightening them in Canada
  • In Etobicoke, Ontario it's illegal to fill your bathtub with more than 3.5 inches of water
  • It's illegal to make a snowman taller than 30 inches in Prince Edward Island
  • It's illegal to consume fake maple syrup
  • In Canada it is illegal to eat an oyster if you don't first make sure it's been treated humanely
  • It's illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft or sorcery in Canada
  • The Canadian Criminal Code states that it's very illegal to sneak up on the Queen of England and scare her
 

MarciKS

AFK
Location
My Apartment
  • STRANGE ILLINOIS LAWS

  • Those under 21 can drink legally, but they must be enrolled in a culinary program to do so.

  • It is illegal to hang “obstructions” form the rearview mirror, including fuzzy dice, air fresheners, GPS units, etc.

  • You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.

  • You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.

  • The English language is not to be spoken.
The last two make no sense whatsoever!
But I love my hello kitty fuzzy dice. :cry:
 

Treacle

Senior Member
I looked up a few over here on the internet. Was going to list them but just thought this was the funniest at present, I'm sure there's more :
'It is illegal to handle a Salmon in suspicious circumstances' - what on earth does that mean??? If it was poached (nice with fine beans, sorry I digress) poached as in stolen, etc etc then it would make some sort of sense but it's the word handle (Aren't they slippery customers, sorry I digress) and suspicious circumstances. Like to be on the jury when that law is enforced. o_O
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
More Canadian ones (by Province)...

  • In BC it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch
  • In Vancouver, it was illegal to sell a stove on a Wednesday from 1947 to 1986
  • It's illegal to own more than four pet rats at a time in Port Coquitlam
  • In Oak Bay you could be fined $100 if you parrot talks too loud
  • In Victoria, street entertainers aren't allowed to give kids balloon animals
  • It's illegal for someone under the age of 15 to be outside without a guardian between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. in St. Paul, Alberta
  • Current law in Alberta states that it is against the law to paint a wooden ladder
  • In Calgary, it is illegal to buy or sell non-prescription contact lenses at costume shops
  • In Alberta it’s illegal to set fire to the leg of a wooden-legged man
  • Rails to tie horses must be provided by businesses in Alberta
  • In Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan it’s illegal to walk down the main street with untied shoes
  • It's Illegal to whistle in Petrolia, Ontario. According to the town's website, "Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times"
  • It's illegal to attach a siren to your bike in Sudbury
  • In Toronto, it is illegal to swear in a public park
  • If you don’t pay your hotel bill in Ontario, the hotel can legally sell your horse
  • In Oshawa, it is against the law to climb a tree
  • Purple garage doors are against the law in Kanata, Ontario
  • Don't try getting all fancy on your bike in Ottawa because taking your feet off the pedals while riding is illegal
  • Don't swear at your mother in public in Toronto... you could get arrested
  • It is against the law to eat ice cream on Bank Street on a Sunday while in Ottawa
  • In Ontario, it’s illegal to drive your sleigh on the highway without at least two bells attached to the harness of your horse
  • In Etobicoke, Ontario it’s illegal to have more than 3.5 inches of water in a bathtub
  • In Uxbridge, Ontario it’s illegal to have an Internet connection faster than 56K
  • You could be arrested if you drag a dead horse down Toronto’s Yonge Street on Sundays
  • In Quebec City its illegal to swear in French
  • In Quebec it is illegal to impersonate a foreigner
  • In Beaconsfield, Quebec you are breaking the law if you have more then two colours of paint on your house
  • In Fredericton it is against the law to wear a snake, or carry a pet lizard in public
  • Unhinging somebody’s front gate is a crime in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
  • It is against the law for Taxi drivers in Halifax to wear shorts or t-shirts
  • In Charlottetown, it’s illegal to intentionally ring any doorbell or knock at any door in order to disrupt, disturb, or annoy any person in his home or place of work
  • According to current Canadian law "Everyone commits an offense who…makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic"
  • In Canada it is illegal to challenge someone to a duel or accept an invitation to a duel
  • Do not try to scare the Queen in Canada, unless you want to be arrested
  • It is illegal to remove a band aid in public in Canada
  • “Offending a place with a bad smell” is illegal under the criminal code in all of Canada
 

Treacle

Senior Member
More Canadian ones (by Province)...

  • In BC it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch
  • In Vancouver, it was illegal to sell a stove on a Wednesday from 1947 to 1986
  • It's illegal to own more than four pet rats at a time in Port Coquitlam
  • In Oak Bay you could be fined $100 if you parrot talks too loud
  • In Victoria, street entertainers aren't allowed to give kids balloon animals
  • It's illegal for someone under the age of 15 to be outside without a guardian between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. in St. Paul, Alberta
  • Current law in Alberta states that it is against the law to paint a wooden ladder
  • In Calgary, it is illegal to buy or sell non-prescription contact lenses at costume shops
  • In Alberta it’s illegal to set fire to the leg of a wooden-legged man
  • Rails to tie horses must be provided by businesses in Alberta
  • In Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan it’s illegal to walk down the main street with untied shoes
  • It's Illegal to whistle in Petrolia, Ontario. According to the town's website, "Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times"
  • It's illegal to attach a siren to your bike in Sudbury
  • In Toronto, it is illegal to swear in a public park
  • If you don’t pay your hotel bill in Ontario, the hotel can legally sell your horse
  • In Oshawa, it is against the law to climb a tree
  • Purple garage doors are against the law in Kanata, Ontario
  • Don't try getting all fancy on your bike in Ottawa because taking your feet off the pedals while riding is illegal
  • Don't swear at your mother in public in Toronto... you could get arrested
  • It is against the law to eat ice cream on Bank Street on a Sunday while in Ottawa
  • In Ontario, it’s illegal to drive your sleigh on the highway without at least two bells attached to the harness of your horse
  • In Etobicoke, Ontario it’s illegal to have more than 3.5 inches of water in a bathtub
  • In Uxbridge, Ontario it’s illegal to have an Internet connection faster than 56K
  • You could be arrested if you drag a dead horse down Toronto’s Yonge Street on Sundays
  • In Quebec City its illegal to swear in French
  • In Quebec it is illegal to impersonate a foreigner
  • In Beaconsfield, Quebec you are breaking the law if you have more then two colours of paint on your house
  • In Fredericton it is against the law to wear a snake, or carry a pet lizard in public
  • Unhinging somebody’s front gate is a crime in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
  • It is against the law for Taxi drivers in Halifax to wear shorts or t-shirts
  • In Charlottetown, it’s illegal to intentionally ring any doorbell or knock at any door in order to disrupt, disturb, or annoy any person in his home or place of work
  • According to current Canadian law "Everyone commits an offense who…makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic"
  • In Canada it is illegal to challenge someone to a duel or accept an invitation to a duel
  • Do not try to scare the Queen in Canada, unless you want to be arrested
  • It is illegal to remove a band aid in public in Canada
  • “Offending a place with a bad smell” is illegal under the criminal code in all of Canada
That's Canada off my bucket list!!!! :giggle:
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
'All beached whales and sturgeons must be offered to the Reigning Monarch'.

Now I know why 'we' are leaving the EU and are taking back 'our' fishing rights. (Not being political here) I really can't imagine the queen enjoying a plate of beach whale and chips. I'm losing the plot Aunt Marg time for my G and T. 🥳
I'm with you, Treacle! ROFLMAO!

Pour one for me, too, would you! Make it a double! LOL!
 

Gaer

unrepentant sinner
In New Mexico, it's illegal for a waiter or server to show his private parts.
Illegal to challenge someone to a duel
In Las Cruces, it's illegal to carry a lunch box down Main Street
Albq. cabbies can't pull customers into their cabs.
Illegal to trip a horse.
In Omega, a woman can't ride a horse unless she's wearing a corset.
 

Ruthanne

SF VIP
Location
Midwest
Ohio:

1. Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

2. It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
3. It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
4. The Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
5. It is illegal for more than five woman to live in a house.
6. Posting signs at swimming pools is illegal in Akron.
7. It is also illegal in Akron to display colored chickens for sale.
8. It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road in Bay Village.
9. The installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses is prohibited in Bexley.
10. If someone loses their pet tiger, they must notify the authorities within one hour.

and one more for the road:

You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street in Marion.
 


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