• Call in the Dogs ~ New Laws to Take Effect in 2014

    by  • 30 December, 2012 • Politics, WTF • 1 Comment

    With the dawn of the second error of Barry’s immaculation as President of the United States, there is a pack of new laws set to take effect on 1 Jan. Some of these are real head scratchers.  Hunt down the rest here.

    These dogs can hunt

    These dogs can hunt

    — New York:  Starting next week, selling electronic cigarettes to minors in New York will be illegal. State law already prohibits selling cigars, cigarettes and chewing tobacco to those under 18 and retailers can be slapped with a $1,000 fine if they are caught.

    — Illinois: Lawmakers in Illinois stayed busy this year. For one, they passed a law that gives motorcyclists the go-ahead to run red lights.
    Illinois also became the first inland state to pass a comprehensive ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins. Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, introduced the legislation that amends the city’s Fish and Aquatic Life Code to outlaw the controversial practice of harvesting shark fins.

    Who knew Illinois had a shark problem….?
    –California: Animals were also on the mind of California legislators who passed a bill to ban hunters from using packs of dogs to chase black bears and bobcats.
    –snip–

    The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, offers protections for those animals but does not affect the use of dogs by bird hunters. Birds, as California sees it, are on their own.

    And finally Kentucky is finally catching up with the times…

    The state recently got around to removing wording from its constitution that gives guidelines on pensions for Confederate soldiers.

    One Response to Call in the Dogs ~ New Laws to Take Effect in 2014

    1. Whoopie
      30 December, 2012 at 12:44

      Is it still against the law to put squirrels down your pants for the purposes of gambling? I hear it’s no longer a crime in Arkansas to deliberately mispronounce the name of the State (Ar-Kansas).

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