Posted by: mylifeofcrime | November 19, 2006

Silly Utah Laws

Silly Utah Laws

You can’t fish from horseback in Utah, but it looks like you can fish from the back of a giraffe or camel.
It’s illegal not to drink milk.
You can marry a first cousin when you reach the age of 50.
It’s not illegal to have nuclear weapons, but it’s illegal to ignite them.
Birds have the right of way on all Utah highways.
Whale hunting is an offense in this inland state.
You must ask for the wine list in a restaurant, or it’s not legal to serve you wine with your meals.
Alcoholic beverages can’t contain more than 3.2 percent alcohol.
Nightclubs can only get a liquor license if they claim they are a “real” club or association, and not a for-profit business.
Alcohol cannot be sold during an emergency.
If you’re not a retailer you cannot possess beer in containers bigger than two liters.
If you persist in walking on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway you are committing a felony.
It’s a crime to curse on a bus.
Women cannot swear.
No dancing cheek to cheek. Daylight must be seen between dancers.
No lovemaking in the back of a moving ambulance. The woman can be charged with a sexual misdemeanor and “her name published in the local newspaper.” Nothing happens to the man.
Falsely accusing a woman of being unchaste is slander and punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.
If a woman commits a criminal act in the presence of her husband, he is responsible.
There’s a $50 fine for snowball throwing.
You cannot carry a violin in a paper bag while walking down the street.
Pharmacists cannot sell gunpowder to cure headaches.
But blind people and quadriplegics have the right to hunt. Killing an on-duty poultry inspector can bring the death penalty.
Consenting, but unmarried, adults who make love can be jailed for six months and fined $1,000.
If you alter the license plate stickers on your car you could receive a 15-year prison sentence and fined $10,000.
A drive-by shooting is punishable by five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Boxing matches allowing biting are not allowed.
Despite the fact that all 40 school districts in Utah forbid corporal punishment, parents can give written permission for teachers to spank their kids.
Raffles are defined by law as illegal lotteries. However, they are routinely used by charities and nonprofit groups for fundraisers.
It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
Auctions can’t be advertised by hiring trombone players to play on the street..
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