A law or regulation is a guideline for behavior that the agencies of a government enforce. However, it is wise to remember that these laws and regulations can be amended or changed over time, depending on the situation at hand. That said, every rule and regulation enforced by the U.S. government applies to every American citizen.
These days, most laws and regulations are introduced by our governments to keep society safe and healthy. However, even the well-intended rules and laws can result in backlash and lead to unjust or absurd outcomes.
Unintended and harmful consequences can arise even when these rules and regulations might seem commonplace and reasonable. While this might be the case for state and federal laws, local laws have also missed the mark many times, as many people don’t understand the significance of some regulations put in place.
Even though the provincial government is edging closer to solving law-related issues by being more responsive in the community, there are a few laws most people still don’t know about. They are as follows;
It is a crime to share food with the homeless in states such as Florida.
There can be a ton of reasons to enforce food safety regulations and standards. However, specific food-related laws state people are restricted from sharing their food with homeless people if they don’t have the proper food sharing permits.
These laws make it challenging for homeless individuals in the U.S., especially Florida, from those who want to help them. Restricting food sharing and anti-vagrancy measures can penalize homeless people and the individuals who want to help them.
But, you can still help out by getting in touch with non-profit organizations. For instance, you can make a bequest to Feeding America and play your part by providing for those in need.
Moreover, donating to a hunger-relief organization ensures that you don’t have to deal with any food sharing and vagrancy laws and regulations that might stop you halfway during your efforts of helping the hungry and needy.
Stink bombs are against the law in Alabama.
An American citizen who was in their teens during the 90s knows that the best prank was to throw stink bombs at your friends or passers-by. However, you will be penalized in Alabama if you use or sell stink bombs or anything that intentionally spreads a stinking odor.
In fact, according to code 1965 from paragraphs 41 to 60, it is illegal to give, dispose of, or sell the article known as funk balls, stink bombs, or stink ball within police jurisdiction if they create disagreeable odors and cause discomfort to human beings.
It’s illegal to wear masks or cover your face in Florida.
According to Florida Law, no individual(s) over the age of 16 shall walk the highways, streets, roads, alleys while wearing a hood, mask, or device that hides their face or partially conceals it.
At the same time, this law doesn’t make sense. But, if you look at it through the lens of a microscope, you will understand it a lot better. This is a rule because of the recent crime wave in Florida, where masked individuals would enter shops, banks, and jewelry stores to commit robberies.
But, according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel article, Halloween lovers can rest knowing this law won’t be enforced during Halloween for ‘Halloween costumes .’ Not to mention, this law also doesn’t apply to emergency service personnel wearing face or gas masks during emergencies.
Tire screeching is illegal in Kansas.
According to official law, Kansas residents are not permitted to screech their tires. It states that it is illegal for individuals (s) to speed or accelerate their vehicles or turn a corner in a way that causes their tires to screech, whether on the streets or the highway.
That said, screeching can also occur when you apply your brakes to avoid collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or obstacle. However, it isn’t clear to what extent this law is enforced.
For example, if you cause your tires to screech while avoiding an accident, the police might let you off with a friendly warning. On the other hand, if the police officer is in a foul mood; they might give you a ticket with a massive fine.
Whatever the case may be, it is advisable to avoid screeching your vehicle’s tires while you’re in Kansas.
Playing bingo while drunk is banned in North Carolina.
Casinos in North Carolina aren’t allowed to sell alcohol to visitors. The official law, according to Law18B-308, visitors and casino owners will be penalized if caught selling or consuming alcohol while playing a game of bingo.
In fact, this law was officially updated around thirty years ago. While drinking alcohol inside a bingo hall or venue is prohibited; it is safe to assume that this law will be difficult to enforce during the game behind closed doors, such as a private residence.
It is illegal to steal someone else’s crawfish in Louisiana.
According to Louisiana state law, it is prohibited to steal someone else’s crawfish. Moreover, if someone is caught stealing this shellfish worth more than 500 dollars; they will be fined and have to spend six months in prison.
Additionally, if someone steals more than 1500 dollars worth of crawfish, they can end up in jail for more than ten years and will have to pay a fine of $3,000.
As a resident of America, you will have to abide by numerous rules if you want to spend your life here as comfortably as possible. While some of these laws and regulations offer citizens safety and security, a few are just absurd, to begin with.
But, in the end, every citizen plays a crucial role in shaping this country’s future. So, consider the abovementioned laws to ensure that you’re following them to the ‘T.’ After all, by respecting the responsibilities and rights shared by every American citizen and obeying the laws set by the government, you will play a key role in its continued success and future.