Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Only 4 Cats Per Household and Other 2013 Laws

Apparently a bunch of new laws have just passed, in case you're interested, and some are pretty darn bizarre.  Mediaite has listed some including:

Hands off the cooking oil in N.C. Stealing more than $1,000 worth of unused cooking oil is now a felony.

Love those little kitty furballs? Wellington, Kansas has banned owning more than four.

Then there's that new skin tax in Illinois: strip clubs must now charge a $3.00 entrance fee, but it all goes to rape crisis centers.

As for those feral hogs?  It is now illegal in Kentucky to release wild hogs into the wild.

Like speeding but worried about speed traps? You won't get any help in Florida from other drivers. It's now illegal to warn others of speed traps by flashing your headlights.

And for some more less strange ones:

(NEWSER) – While everyone fretted about the fiscal cliff, thousands of new state laws quietly took effect at midnight. The Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and Mediaite run down a few notable ones, from the weird (feral hogs?) to the more conventional:
  • Caylee's Law: Legislation named after Caylee Anthony took effect in California and Illinois. Parents now face big penalties if they don't report the disappearance or death of a child within one day.
  • Abortion: Partial-birth abortions are now banned in New Hampshire. In Montana, minors wanting an abortion must notify their parents.
  • Illegal immigration: Employers in some states are now required to use the E-Verify system to confirm citizenship of their employees.
  • Facebook: Employers can no longer ask job applicants for Facebook or Twitter passwords.

More on Newser.

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