July Brings in Strange New Laws

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  • July 1 marks the start of several new strange laws that are being enforcement throughout various states. For example, Illinois cab riders can now expect a cleanup fee in addition to their fare if they vomit during their trip. Kentucky citizens are no longer allowed to release feral hogs into the wild. See the full of these quirky new laws below.

    1. Illinois: Taxi drivers can charge passengers a $50 cleanup fee for vomiting in cabs.

    2. Kentucky: A law prohibits people from releasing feral hogs into the wild.

    3. New Mexico: Grocery stores, restaurants and other vendors are prohibited from claiming that their fresh chili peppers are New Mexico chilies unless they were grown in the state.

    4. Pennsylvania: Punxsutawney school guidelines increase from ½ cup to ¾ cup the minimum serving of vegetables for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    5. Florida: A law forbids the shackling of women incarcerated during a pregnancy and immediately after giving birth.

    6. Virginia: A law allows a brewery licensee to sell at retail the brands of beer that the brewery owns at premises.

    7. Virginia: A local ordinance requires electronic messages on outdoor advertising to remain in place for at least eight seconds to avoid driver distractions.

    8. Kentucky: Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flags purchased or displayed by public institutions must be made in the United States.

    9. Minnesota: A law increases penalties for transporting certain aquatic invasive plants and animals.

    10. Florida: A law prohibits people from videotaping a person without his or her knowledge in a residential dwelling.

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