Weird North Carolina laws

It has been hard times for all since North Carolinians could not use their elephants to plow their cotton fields anymore. It is against the law, and so are many other things that may surprise you. There are many laws still on the books that seem so ridiculous it is hard to believe they were passed in the first place.It is no easy task to get a law passed. A bill, which is a proposal of an idea, has to go through many different steps in legislation to actually become a law.First, the drafted bill has to be introduced to the General Assembly. Then, it is assigned to a committee for research and evaluation. The bill then has to be considered by the first house. In the first house, the bill will be read and voted on three times. If the bill passes there, it is then moved to the second house. The same process is followed in the second house. If any changes are made, the bill has to go back to the first house and start the process over. Finally, when the bill is passed by both houses, a clean copy is made, and it must then be signed by the two presiding officers and the governor, if needed. Once this is done, the bill has become a law.Strangely, though, there are a few weird laws that have made their way into existence. There are different reasons behind all of them, but it is hard to understand how some made it to the books. The following are a small sample of outrageous laws for North Carolina according to -In Asheville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets. -In Barber, fights between cats and dogs are prohibited. -In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. -In Chapel Hill, it is a misdemeanor to publicly urinate. – If a man and a woman who are not married go to a hotel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married. -Holding meetings or demonstrations while wearing masks and hoods is illegal. -The number of sessions of bingo conducted or sponsored by an exempt organization shall be limited to two sessions per week. Such sessions must not exceed a period of five hours each. -Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them. -It is illegal to sing off key.Although it is unlikely an officer would actually arrest someone for these weird laws, it is interesting to know what our legislation is passing. In the future if you get busted for something and have to come clean to your parents just say, “Hey, at least I didn’t go check into a hotel with that cute guy (girl) from biology class. That was the original plan.”