The Garden State, like every other state in the United States, has its own crazy laws that have circulated in group emails between friends and colleagues. But have you ever wondered how these laws came about? Many states have strange laws in their books that have become obsolete over time or have never really made much sense. For example, a law in Arizona states that residents cannot refuse to give a glass of water to a person who asks for it. In addition, there is a law in Oklahoma that prohibits women from doing their own hair unless they first obtain a state license. The reality is that many states and counties in the U.S. have strange laws that don`t make much sense — and that probably won`t be enforced by police or prosecutors. The New Jersey Law Review Commission was tasked with removing some of these old laws from the books. Below is a fascinating list of the crazy old and new laws of the state of New Jersey. Some of the most bizarre laws in the land are in effect in New Jersey. Here are some NJ laws you may not have known about: I dug and stumbled upon some really stupid but very real laws that are in our state`s books.
One thing about laws is that they give insight into what era is relevant, when and why they were written. For example, more than 300 years ago, in Salem, Massachusetts, women suspected of being witches were subjected to a “floating test” as proof of their guilt, and because witches were known to vehemently oppose the baptismal certificate, it was believed that water would discharge their bodies and they would swim. Every state has questionable laws on its books, and New Jersey is no different. Over the years, politicians have introduced some pretty strange policies, many of which can make you scratch your head. The following strange objects were once or are currently illegal, although they may seem ridiculous. Some have slipped and remain in the books by supervision. While they may not be enforced, it`s still fun to read about these strange laws in New Jersey! The same reasoning applies to some laws of the New Jersey Constitution. These edicts were issued at a time when society was culturally more conservative and religious than it is today. For example, it is illegal for car dealerships to open on Sunday because it is considered a Sabbath day. Although this compilation of strange laws was compiled from the most reliable sources, it is still about the Internet. Do you have more information about these strange statues or are there any other strange laws in New Jersey that you can add? Under this ordinance, passed in 1941, it is illegal to bring a poor person into the state or move him or her from one county to another in the state without the permission of the county Social Welfare Board.
Any person who does not obey this law is guilty of an offence, and the poor man mentioned above shall be expelled from the place from which he came in the manner provided by law. It is illegal for a person to establish, maintain, operate or operate a commercial shooting range in the community of Blairstown. 1. It is illegal to sell handcuffs to minors. For some reason, the New Jersey Penal Code explicitly prohibits the sale of handcuffs to anyone under the age of 18. Anyone who violates this law can be charged with an administrative offence. The sentence for illegally selling handcuffs to a minor is six months in the county jail. 4. Drivers cannot pump their own gasoline.
This is a law known to most New Jersey motorists. What you may not know is that the New Jersey Police Department is serious about enforcing this law, so don`t make the mistake of trying to pump your own gasoline. Not only can drivers get tickets, but gas station owners can also get tickets so a customer can serve themselves. Releasing a captive fox in New Jersey puts you in trouble with the law. The offence is punishable by a fine of $150 for each violation. Title 2C, Section 2C:33-26 prohibits any person who purchases, sells or trades motor vehicles from doing business on Sundays.