All states still have some laws on the books that are odd or strange and Pennsylvania is included with some being old, but others not so old. Some of the odd laws on the books for this state include parenting, marriage, hunting, fishing, local laws, beverages and even paintball.
In one section of the law under parenting in the state of Pennsylvania, it is required to have a bathroom with a tub or shower within 200 feet of the child’s bedroom. Though, there are at least two exceptions to this law with the first being RVs and the second mobile homes.
Under marriage part of the law may be considered common sense it states that ministers cannot marry people who are inebriated. Then one law included is no guns, firing cannons or similar weapons during the wedding.
Hunting always includes laws, but in Pennsylvania, it is illegal to hunt animals in graveyards and for large animal hunting it is illegal to target the animal while it is swimming. Fishing has laws also and in this state, it is illegal to use aquarium fish like koi or goldfish for bate, it is the same also for carp and comets. Dynamite is also illegal to use for fishing.
A few laws from the past in this state include anyone taking part in a duel is not eligible to serve as governor. Women were required to obtain a permit to apply cosmetics and mules or donkeys were prohibited from being transported on trolleys.
Pennsylvania attorney Karl Heideck joined the Conrad O’Brien law firm in 2010 and then joined Pepper Hamilton LLP. He has legal expertise in various areas of the law and has worked in the Philadelphia area for seven years and now focuses on contract law. He authored an online employment law guide for Pennsylvania state employment rules. Currently this lawyer is among the lawyers at Mestel & Company where his services include corporate law, product liability, risk management, commercial litigation and employment law.
Attorney Heideck attended Swarthmore College earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree focusing on literature and English and earned a law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
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