Guest Author - Vance R. Rowe
Itís time to take a trip to the left coast and visit California and check out some of the dumb laws that are still on the books in the state. Letís begin with California as a whole and then we will visit some of the cities.
Prison workers in the state of California are no longer allowed to ďhave relationsĒ with the inmates who are incarcerated.
It is illegal for anyone to shoot game from a moving vehicle unless that game is a whale.
It is illegal in the state of California for a driver-less vehicle to exceed speeds of 60 M.P.H. and it is illegal for a woman to drive a car while wearing a housecoat.
If you see animals mating within 1500 feet of a tavern, a school or a place of worship, then call the police because this is illegal for them to do so.
In the town of Carmel, it used to be illegal to eat an ice cream cone on the sidewalk until former Mayor Clint Eastwood repealed that law.
Also in Carmel, it is illegal for a man to be seen in public with a jacket and pants on that do not match and women, it is illegal for you to wear high heels in the city limits.
In Blythe, California it is illegal for anyone to wear cowboy boots unless that person owns at least two cows.
I donít know what goes on in the city of Chico but they have some strange and dumb laws to be sure.
Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal in Chico as is growing any garden on any city street.
Driving a herd of cattle down any street in Chico is against the law as well.
It is illegal to own a green or a smelly animal hide and if you have a nuclear device, donít think of setting it off in Chico because it is against the law to do so.
If you live in Fresno California and you are hoping your child will come home from elementary school after hitting an inside straight, I wouldnít count on it because hosting poker games in elementary schools is illegal. I guess that means you have to wait until your child gets to high school.
It is also illegal to host a private bingo game and one is not allowed to get drunk at a playground.
Fresno has some strict laws, huh?
Letís visit one more city in California. How about good olí Los Angeles?
If you are into hunting moths in Los Angeles, it is illegal to hunt them under street lights.
If a man is beating his wife with a strap wider than two inches, he had better have her consent to do so because this is illegal. The strap needs to be two inches or less in width to beat her without her consent.
If you are licking a toad while wearing a zoot suit you can be in real trouble because doing either of these things are illegal in Los Angeles.
And we will finish up with one more dumb law in the state of California. I donít know how this law is enforced and there is no text explaining this law but in any event, sunshine is guaranteed to the masses in California.