Strange Local Laws : Weird Local Laws & Bans

Monday, 24 October 2011

Strange local laws : Weird local laws & bans- Strange and funny laws in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Strange laws and odd bans can be found in every American state and around the world. Don't go to Florida, men caught with alligator hatchlings. Don't visit South Carolina, woman ticketed for fake testicles, anytime soon.

Albany, Georgia, Bans Saggy Pants

Where: Albany, Georgia
About the ban: The town has banned wearing saggy pants in public.
The fine: Albany has garnered thousands of dollars in fines, total, saggy pants ban $4,000. +albany georgia bans saggy pants $25 fine.

St. Peters Spitting Ban

Where: St. Peters, Mo.
About the ban: The law passed last year after the mayor len pagano, saw a man perform a distasteful act in front of city hall. St. peters spit ban
The fine: We couldn't find any instances since the Missouri law was enacted, but an Ohio teen was in 2009 for the violation, bedford heights teen fined $226 for spitting.

Carmel High Heels Ban

Where: Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
About the ban: A well-known actor, Clint Eastwood, used to be mayor of this coastal city, where an unusual law was enacted in 1963. +carmel high heels ban
The fine: The law isn't enforced, but tourists can buy a "souvenir license", carmel city hall souvenir high heel license, to take home with them.

Belton Illegal to Throw Snowball

Where: Belton, Mo.
About the ban: A cold-weather pastime is forbidden under a city ordinance. Belton illegal to throw snowball
The penalty:belton mo throwing missile "it is not always enforced, but it is law."

Albany, Georgia, Bans Saggy Pants

Where: New York, N.Y.
About the ban: Restaurants across the city were forced to stop using, new york trans fat ban a controversial ingredient,trans fat in 2008.
The fine: Eateries caught using the banned substance can face hefty fines. Shell out, trans fat + fines up to $2,000

Turin Must Walk Dog Three Times a Day

Where: Turin, Italy
About the ban: Police in this northern Italian city rely on tipsters to turn in violators. Looking for turin must walk dog three times a day
The fine: Scofflaws can be fined up to 500 euros. That in U.S. dollars, 500 euros in dollars

Billings, Montana, Pet Rat Law

Where: Billings, Montana.
About the ban: It's against a city ordinance, billings montana pet rat law, to own, sell or raise a popular pet, pet rats.
The fine: Residents caught with the banned pets can be fined. +billings no pet rats "$300"

Hattiesburg Fortune-Telling Ban

Where: Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
About the ban: Some local business owners closed their doors after they received a violation notice last year. Hattiesburg fortune telling ban
The fine: We're not sure exactly what these particular residents would pay, but some Hattiesburg fines are pretty high, +hattiesburg ordinance fines $1,000.

Santa Clara Happy Meal Ban

Where: Santa Clara, california.
About the ban: Kids in this Silicone Valley city may be disappointed to find something missing, Santa clara bans happy meal toys in their Happy Meals. Santa clara happy meal 485 calories + 600 milligrams of sodium
The fine: Restaurants face large fines if they're found in violation. Santa clara happy meal ban up to $1,000 fine
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