Connecticut February 11, 2016
These 11 Crazy Laws in Connecticut Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder
Laws are necessary to maintain stability and control. But some laws seem a little crazy. Especially now, in the 21st century. But many years ago, these laws came into being, and for some reason, we still haven’t gotten rid of them. Officially anyway. Think you know all the laws in your state? I bet you don’t! Check out these 11 crazy laws in Connecticut.
1. Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.
Town or probate records shall not be kept in any room in
which alcoholic liquor is sold, nor in any room from which
there is direct access to a room in which such liquor is
sold. Any town clerk or judge of probate violating the
provisions of this section shall be subject to the
penalties provided in section 30-113.
2. You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
Only two people in history ever biked this fast, and they were training professionally.
3. In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
Honestly, I appreciate a state that appreciates a good pickle. But I've never seen one bounce.
4. It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.
Any person who hunts or discharges any firearm from any public highway shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. This section shall not apply to any law or conservation enforcement officer in the performance of his duty. Enforcement officers of the Department of Environmental Protection are empowered to arrest for the violation of the provisions of this section.
5. It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
I think I might be under arrest on this one.
6. In Hartford, you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
So this guy would be in a lot of trouble. Lucky for me, I can't even do a handstand.
7. In Southington, silly string is banned.
In the mid 1990s, a group of children ran up to a police officer and sprayed him with silly string during the Apple Harvest Festival. So, they banned the product to keep it from ever happening again.
8. In Rocky Hill, an arcade may not have more than a total of four amusement devices.
They're pretty serious about what constitutes an arcade. Thus the limit on "devices" such as ping pong and air hockey.
9. In Meriden, the use of a bean whistle in public is prohibited.
No person not a member of the Police Department of the City shall have in his possession or blow upon, whistle or use in any manner the whistle or call known as the "bean police call."
10. In Waterbury, no beautician can hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.
Do you think there was an epidemic of singing hairdressers in the past? I think I'd enjoy that.
11. In Guilford, only white Christmas lights are allowed for display.
That seems boring, although this house does look pretty good. But I couldn't resist adding red lights, too.
So does Connecticut seem totally crazy to you now? Or did you already know about these crazy laws?