Weird Laws: True or False Edition

In line with our current trend of discovering weird laws across the nation, let’s continue our true or false edition of weird laws. Last week we saw some very weird laws from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia.  Let’s see what weird laws these next 5 states have in store for us!

Hawaii

“It is illegal to erect billboards in Hawaii.”

TRUE.  Hawaii Code states, “no person shall erect, maintain, or use a billboard.”  I don’t blame the legislators for enacting this law.  Hawaii is known for its beautiful views of the mountains, volcanoes, and beaches.  Why would they cover all that beauty with billboards?

Idaho

“A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.”

TRUE.   In Pocatello, Idaho, it is illegal for a person to be seen in public without a smile on their face.  Even though this law is still on the books, it is no longer enforced.  So if you had a bad day, feel free to cry about it in public.

Illinois

It is illegal to wear sagging pants”

TRUE.  In Collinsville, Illinois, wearing baggy pants is illegal.  If the pants fall 3 inches below your hips, you will be fined $100.  Perhaps this law was enacted because the residents of Collinsville, Illinois wear ugly boxers.

Indiana

“It is illegal to take a bath between the months of October and March.”

FALSE.  Even though this law was true at one point, I doubt that it is still applicable.  I wonder if this law was enacted because Indiana was having a severe drought and they were trying to preserve water.  If this law were true, I would hate to be around folks in Indiana around wintertime.

Iowa

“Dancing in the early morning is illegal”

TRUE.  In Des Moines, Iowa, it’s illegal to dance between the hours of 2AM and 6AM.  So I’m guessing there aren’t any after hour clubs in Des Moines? Luckily for all you party animals, this law is no longer in effect, as this law was enacted years ago.

 

Are there any weird laws that you thought were false but ended up being true?

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