Outdated, Useless, and Funny Florida Laws

Societies create laws to establish order and protect their citizens. As societies evolve, however, some of these laws can be seen as outdated or downright stupid. If you're looking for a laugh, take a look at some of these outdated Florida laws.

Many of these silly laws in Florida can not be verified as still active, but even if they are not actual laws, they remind us that even sometimes legislators don't always enact legislation that stands the test of time. These outdated laws show us that culture has a direct influence on the legal world, and that both need to accurately reflect the will of the people.

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Silly Laws in Florida

  • According to Florida's constitution, pregnant pigs cannot be confined to cage and must be allowed to roam free. This law is still on the books in Section 21 of Article 10 in the Florida Constitution. It seems as if the Florida legislature is playing farm animal favorites.
  • Florida Statute §798.02 states that it is illegal for a man and woman to "lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together" if they are unmarried. Enforcement of this law is probably more than a little bit awkward.
  • According to Miami Beach City Ordinances Section 10-7 , it is illegal to keep pigs in the city. The state favors pigs in the constitution, but Miami Beach isn't as welcoming.
  • Under Florida Statute §877.15, it is a crime for a person not to warn or help put out a fire they see or suspect is threatening the life of another. Is a law really necessary for this situation? You'd think that a person would try their best to help prevent or extinguish a fire.
  • It is against Florida Law under statute §823.06 to construct a public building with doors that open inward. Apparently this would help people get out of buildings faster in case of a fire or other accident.
  • Statute §828.14 states that it is illegal to confine animals to a train or vessel for more than 28 hours without food or water. This law has good intentions to prevent cruelty to animals, but 28 hours seems like a very arbitrary number.
Other outdated Florida laws make it illegal to park your elephant at a parking meter without paying, to fall asleep in a salon with the hairdryer on, and to skateboard without a license. These laws are not verified, however, so they may be more playful than factually accurate.

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