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Nov 2008

State Law

It is illegal to have oral sex.
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).
It is not illegal to speed.

Local Law

Buckner = In this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.

Columbia = One may not drink in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM.
Excelsior Springs = Hard objects may not be thrown by hand.
Worrying squirrels will not be tolerated.

Kansas City = Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.
Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.
Marceline = Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.

Marquette = It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).

Mole = Frightening a baby is in violation of the law.

Natchez = It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.

Purdy = Dancing is strictly prohibited. ***(this is where they came up with the movie FOOTLOOSE)****

St. Louis = It's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket. This law refers back to the extinct Italian celebration, Hill Day, when beer was served in buckets.
A milk man may not run while on duty.

University City = No person may own a PVC pipe.
No person may have a "yard sale" in their front yard. In addition to this, no person shall have more than two yard sales a year.
Houses may not have lights on them that shine into the window of a neighbor's house.
It is illegal to request for someone to "watch over" your parked car.
One may not honk another's horn.
Four women may not rent an apartment together.

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