With all the discussion of some of the idiocy of this current legislative session, it got me thinking…  what noteworthy laws do we have that made it all the way through the Legislature and across the Governor’s desk to become law?  If you’re wondering like me, wonder no more…

“Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.

  RS 4:75 75. Sham or fake contests or exhibitions Whoever conducts or is a party to any sham or fake boxing contest or wrestling exhibition shall forfeit his license and shall not thereafter be entitled to receive any license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. Acts 1974, No. 553, 1.
A law was passed with the specific intent of stating the punishment for stealing crawfish.

  RS 14:67.5 67.5. Theft of crawfish; penalty A. No person shall knowingly, willfully and intentionally fish or take any commercial crawfish from any crawfish farm, except with the consent of the owner thereof. B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of crawfish when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both. (2) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of three hundred dollars or more, but less than a value of five hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both. (3) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of three hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft of crawfish one or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both. Added by Acts 1977, No. 349, 1; Acts 2001, No. 591, 1.
Spectators at a boxing match may not mock one of the contestants.   RS 4:81 81. Open betting or quoting of odds; insulting or abusive remarks. There shall be no open betting or quoting of odds in the club or arena where the exhibition or contest is being held. Whoever does so shall be ejected. There shall be no insulting or abusive remarks made by seconds, managers, or spectators and directed at the contestants. The officers of the club, and the secretary of the commission, shall at once eject persons who violate this or any other provision of this chapter. Acts 1974, No. 553, 1.
One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city’s water supply.   RS 14:58 58. Contaminating water supplies Contaminating water supplies is the intentional performance of any act tending to contaminate any private or public water supply. Whoever commits the crime of contaminating water supplies, when the act foreseeably endangers the life or health of human beings, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than twenty years, or both. Whoever commits the crime of contaminating water supplies, when the act does not foreseeably endanger the life or health of human beings, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both.
Persons could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.   RS 14:67.13 67.13. Theft of an alligator A. Theft of an alligator is the misappropriation or taking of an alligator, an alligator’s skin, or a part of an alligator, whether dead or alive, belonging to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of the alligator, the alligator’s skin, or a part of an alligator is essential. B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of an alligator when the misappropration or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both. (2) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of one hundred dollars or more, but less than a value of five hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both. (3) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of one hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft of an alligator two or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both. Acts 1992, No. 410, 1.
It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.   RS 14:68.6 68.6. Unauthorized ordering of goods or services A. It is unlawful for any person to intentionally place an order for any goods or services to be supplied or delivered to another person when all of the following circumstances apply: (1) The person receiving the goods or services has not previously authorized such an order, does not reside with the person who placed the order, and the goods or services are not being given as a gift to that person. (2) The person receiving the goods or services is required to pay for such goods or services, either in advance or upon delivery and has not previously agreed to do so, or is required to return the items to the sender at his expense. (3) The person placing the order for goods or services intends to harass or annoy the person receiving such goods or services. B. Receipt and use of an item described in this Section by the receiver shall constitute an affirmative defense to prosecution under this Section. C. If the person who places the order for the goods or services is told by the customer who receives the goods or services that the customer did not desire the goods or services, the customer is released from any obligation to pay for such goods or services and the providing person shall not be liable under this Section. D. Whoever violates Subsection A shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. E. In addition to any other sentence imposed under this Section, the sentencing court, in its discretion, may require the offender to make restitution to the victim for any loss to the victim caused by the offense. Acts 1999, No. 1060, 1.
One may not “dare” another to go onto railroad tracks owned by another.   RS 14:63.4 Aiding and abetting others to enter or remain on premises where forbidden A. No person shall incite, solicit, urge, encourage, exhort, instigate, or procure any other person to go into or upon or to remain in or upon any structure, watercraft, or any other movable which belongs to another, including public buildings and structures, ferries, and bridges, or any part, portion, or area thereof, knowing that such other person has been forbidden to go or remain there, either orally or in writing, including by means of any sign hereinafter described, by the owner, lessee, or custodian of the property or by any other authorized person. For the purposes of this Section, the above mentioned sign means a sign or signs posted on or in the structure, watercraft or any other movable, including public buildings and structures, ferries and bridges, or part, portion or area thereof, at a place or places where such sign or signs may be reasonably expected to be seen. B. Any law enforcement officer investigating a complaint that the provisions of this Section are being or have been violated or any such officer making any arrest for violation of the provisions of this Section, is hereby vested with authority to require any person involved in such investigation or arrest to identify himself to such officer. Upon demand of such officer, the person involved shall inform the officer of his true name and address. C. Whoever violates the provisions of Sub-section A or Sub-section B above, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than six months, or both.
It is illegal to steal a “movable” even if it classified as an “immovable”.   RS 14:68 Unauthorized use of a movable A. Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently. The fact that the movable so taken or used may be classified as an immovable, according to the law pertaining to civil matters, is immaterial. B. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value of one thousand dollars or less shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value in excess of one thousand dollars shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, or both. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 692, 1; Acts 1980, No. 708, 1; Acts 1981, No. 293, 1; Acts 1993, No. 419, 1.
Rituals that involve the ingestion of blood, urine, or fecal matter are not allowed.   RS 14:107.1 Ritualistic acts A.(1) The legislature hereby finds that this enactment is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, morals, safety, and welfare and for the support of state government and its existing public institutions. (2) The legislature further recognizes that: (a) The preamble to the Constitution of Louisiana affirmatively states “We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; ensure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and justice to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.” (b) The state, under its police power, may enact laws in order to promote public peace, health, morals, and safety. B.(1) For purposes of this Subsection, “ritualistic acts” means those acts undertaken as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice that result in or are intended to result in: (a) The mutilation, dismemberment, torture, abuse, or sacrifice of animals. (b) The ingestion of human or animal blood or human or animal waste. (2) The acts defined in this Subsection are hereby determined to be destructive of the peace, health, morals, and safety of the citizens of this state and are hereby prohibited. (3) Any person committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring with another to commit a ritualistic act may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both. C.(1) No person shall commit ritualistic mutilation, dismemberment, or torture of a human as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice. (2) No person shall commit ritualistic sexual abuse of children or of physically or mentally disabled adults as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice. (3) No person shall commit ritualistic psychological abuse of children or of physically or mentally disabled adults as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance, or practice. (4) Any person who commits, attempts to commit, or conspires with another to commit a violation of this Subsection shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than five nor more than twenty-five years and may be fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars. D. Each violation that occurs under the provisions of this Section shall be considered a separate violation. E. The provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to generally accepted agricultural or horticultural practices and specifically the branding or identification of livestock. F. The provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to any state or federally approved, licensed, or funded research project. Acts 1989, No. 637, 1.
One could land in jail for up to a year for making a false promise.   RS 14:125 False swearing False swearing is the intentional making of a written or oral statement, known to be false, under sanction of an oath or an equivalent affirmation, where such oath or affirmation is required by law; provided that this article shall not apply where such false statement is made in, or for use in, a judicial proceeding or any proceeding before board or official, wherein such board or official is authorized to take testimony. Whoever commits the crime of false swearing shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
Every time a person is seriously burned, he must report the injury to the fire marshal.   RS 14:403.4 Burn injuries and wounds; reports; registry; immunity; penalties A. The purpose of this Section is to combat arson through the rapid identification and apprehension of suspected arsonists who may suffer burn injuries during the commission of their crimes. It is the further intent of this Section to provide for a central registry for burn injuries and wounds data from which effective fire and arson prevention and fire safety education programs may be developed. B. In every case of a burn injury or wound in which the victim sustains second or third degree burns to five percent or more of the body or any burns to the upper respiratory tract or laryngeal edema due to the inhalation of super-heated air, and every case of a burn injury or wound which is likely to or may result in death shall be reported to the office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “office”. That office shall then immediately notify the appropriate local or state investigatory agency or law enforcement agency of the receipt of such report and its contents. C.(1) An oral report shall be made within twenty-four hours of the examination or treatment of the victim. The report shall be made by the physician attending or treating the case, or by the manager, superintendent, director, or other person in charge whenever such case is treated in a hospital, burn center, sanitarium, or other medical facility. The report may be recorded electronically or in any other suitable manner, by the office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety. (2) The oral report shall contain the following information if known: (a) Victim’s name, address, and date of birth. (b) Address where the burn injury occurred. (c) Date and time of the burn injury. (d) Degree of burns and percent of body burned. (e) Area of body injured. (f) Injury severity. (g) Apparent cause of burn injury. (h) Name and address of reporting facility. (i) Name of the attending physician. D.(1) The office shall maintain a central registry of all reported cases of the treatment or examination of persons with burn injuries or wounds. The registry may be used to provide information to those agencies whose duties include the investigation into possible arson activities. (2) The office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety, may adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary in carrying out the provisions of this Section. Specifically such rules shall provide for cooperation with local investigatory and law enforcement agencies and may also authorize law enforcement personnel and the state fire marshal to review those medical records of reported victims which relate to the burn without the consent of the victim. E. No cause of action shall exist against any person who in good faith makes a report pursuant to this Section, cooperates in an investigation by any agency, or participates in any judicial proceeding resulting from such report. F. Any person who knowingly files a false report shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. Acts 1988, No. 641, 1; Acts 1991, No. 657, 1; Acts 1997, No. 1187, 2.
Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail.   RS 14:404 Self-mutilation by a prisoner A. Self-mutilation by a prisoner is the intentional infliction of injuries to himself by a prisoner incarcerated in any state penitentiary or any local penal or correctional institution or while in the lawful custody of a peace officer, or the procuring or permitting of another person to inflict injury on such prisoner by means of shooting, stabbing, cutting, applying chemicals or other substances to the body, drinking or eating poisonous or toxic substances, or in any manner, when such results in permanent or temporary injury. B. Whoever commits the crime of self-mutilation by a prisoner shall be imprisoned at hard labor for a term not exceeding two years. Any sentence imposed under this Section shall run consecutively to any other sentence being served by the offender at the time of the offense. Added by Acts 1966, No. 85, 1. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 456, 1; Acts 1997, No. 179, 1.
Minors may not go to businesses with coin-operated foosball machines unless accompanied by an adult.   (Jefferson Parish) Sec. 6-16. Defined. Amusements places are defined, for the purposes of this article, as any business, place or establishment where three (3) or more coin-operated amusements games such as, but not limited to, flipper type machines, target machines, foosball machines and the like are available for the use and enjoyment of the public and the operation of which constitutes the primary or principal business of any such place, business or establishment. (Code 1961, 12-11.1(a)) Cross references: Definitions and rules of construction generally, 1-2. Sec. 6-17. Adult supervision required. It shall be unlawful for any person whether as proprietor, agent, manager, employee, lessee or otherwise, conducting or carrying on any place, business or establishment of amusement places, for pay or otherwise, to permit the establishment to be open without adult supervision present on the premises at all times. Adult supervision is hereby defined as any person eighteen (18) years of age or older, whose name must be publicly displayed in the amusement place. (Code 1961, 12-11.1(e))
No one may pour a drink out on the ground at any drive-in movie.   (Jefferson Parish) Sec. 6-33. Conduct and operation; standards for maintenance of premises. Drive-in theaters shall comply with the following requirements and standards of operation: (1) Conduct and operation: A person shall maintain quiet and good order upon the premises where any drive-in theater is operated and loitering shall not be permitted in or about the entrances to or exits from such theater. (2) Standards for maintenance of premises: a. All drives and areas used by vehicles must be satisfactorily paved or black-topped or treated to avoid creating dust. b. Individual loudspeakers for each car shall be provided and no central loudspeaker shall be permitted. c. No person shall place, throw or deposit any food, beverage, paper, bottle or other waste materials upon the premises of any drive-in theater, nor shall such conduct be permitted. (Code 1961, 11A-13)
All garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs.   (Jefferson Parish) Sec. 7-187. Preparation of garbage, etc., fed to hogs. All garbage, refuse, offal or other material other than grain foodstuffs to hogs must be cooked on the premises just prior to the feeding of the hogs. (Code 1961, 4-39)
Don’t try to do any kind of fancy bicycle riding in this town.   (New Orleans) Sec. 154-1414. One-handed steering. Every rider of a bicycle, tricycle or other vehicle propelled by hand or foot must keep at least one hand on the handlebars of his machine when riding it. (Code 1956, § 38-203) State law references: Similar provisions, R.S. 32:195.
Feel like showing some Christmas spirit? Cutting, spraying, etc., trees in public places prohibited.   (New Orleans) Sec. 106-212. Cutting, spraying, etc., trees in public places prohibited. No person shall: (1) Cut, prune, break, climb, injure or remove any living tree in a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (2) Cut, disturb or interfere in any way with the roots of any tree on a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (3) Spray with any chemicals, insecticides or other oils; or whitewash any tree in a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (4) Place any wire, rope, sign, poster, barricade or other fixture on a tree or tree guard in a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (5) Injure, misuse or remove any device placed to protect any tree on a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (6) Place any sign, stationary or mobile, streamer, poster, bill or other advertisement anywhere on a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk. (Code 1956, § 43-23)
Horses may not be tied to a tree on a public highway.   (New Orleans) Sec. 106-215. Animals, use of vehicles. No person shall: (1) Ride horseback or drive cattle on neutral ground or fasten any animal to a tree in a public highway, neutral ground, park, public place, triangle or sidewalk in the city; (2) Cause any animal to stand so that such animal can injure a tree; (3) Drive a vehicle across neutral grounds, a park or a public place; (4) Park a car, truck or other equipment on neutral grounds, a park or a public place or store equipment on neutral grounds, a park or a public place; (5) Park cars or other vehicles on the sidewalk, including the strip between the property line and the street curbing, without written permission of the parkway and park commission; (6) Play a game on neutral grounds unless designated as a playground by the parkway and park commission. (Code 1956, § 43-25) Cross references: Animals, ch. 18; traffic and vehicles, ch. 154.
One may not host a game of marbles at Lafayette Square unless he or she first obtains a written permit from the parkway and park commission.   (New Orleans) Sec. 106-170. Permit required for game or meeting in Lafayette Square. It shall be unlawful to hold or conduct any baseball game, football game, game of skill or games of any kind or public meeting of any kind in Lafayette Square without first obtaining a written permit from the parkway and park commission. (Code 1956, § 43-45)
Chasing fish in a city park is against the law.   (New Orleans) Sec. 106-166. Fishing in parks without permission or during closed season prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to kill, take, snare, pursue, catch or have in possession any fish within the limits of the city parks without the authority of the board of commissioners of such parks or during the closed season, as fixed by such boards. (Code 1956, § 43-41)
Substance may not be thrown from a third story window.   (New Orleans) Sec. 54-413. Throwing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, or propel any substance from any aperture, window, door, staircase, balcony, or roof that is eight or more feet above street level onto any public place, way, street, sidewalk, neutral ground or highway within the city. (Code 1956, § 42-80.1)
City commission members may not drink during a public meeting or risk a $50 fine.   (New Orleans) Sec. 54-409. Drinking during public meetings. (a) It shall be unlawful for councilmembers, board or commission members, directors, and employees of the city, or any other person, to consume alcoholic beverages in the council chamber or any other public meeting room or facility owned, rented or leased by the city during any public meeting as defined in R.S. 42:4.2. (b) Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall upon the first conviction thereof, be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00. Upon the second conviction of a violation of this section, the offender shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $200.00. Upon the third and each subsequent conviction of a violation of this section, the offender shall be fined $300.00 and may additionally be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten days. (Code 1956, § 42-78.1)
It is illegal to practice voodoo in the city limits.   (New Orleans) Sec. 54-312. Fortunetelling. It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise for or engage in, for a monied consideration, the business of (chronology, phrenology, astrology, palmistry), telling or pretending to tell fortunes, either with cards, hands, water, letters or other devices or methods, or to hold out inducements, either through the press or otherwise, or to set forth his power to settle lovers’ quarrels, to bring together the separated, to locate buried or hidden treasures, jewels, wills, bonds or other valuables, to remove evil influences, to give luck, to effect marriages, to heal sickness, to reveal secrets, to foretell the results of lawsuits, business transactions, investments of whatsoever nature, wills, deeds and/or mortgages, to locate lost or absent friends or relatives, to reveal, remove and avoid domestic troubles or to bring together the bitterest enemies converting them into staunchest friends. But nothing herein contained shall apply to any branch of medical science, or to any religious worship. (Code 1956, § 42-91)
Snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route.   (New Orleans) Sec. 34-21. Animals prohibited. No reptiles shall be allowed within 200 yards of a Mardi Gras parade route not less than two hours before the published scheduled start of a parade, nor within 200 yards of the actual end of a parade for not less than one hour after the actual end of the parade measured from each continuing area of parade termination. (M.C.S., Ord. No. 19,314, § 1, 7-15-99)
“No Smoking” signs shall be placed on all floats used during a parade.   (New Orleans) Sec. 34-18. Smoking prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke while participating in a carnival parade or truck parade. A “no smoking” sign shall be securely attached and plainly visible to all occupants of a float, minifloat or tandem float. (M.C.S., Ord. No. 19,314, § 1, 7-15-99)
Condoms may not be thrown from parade floats during Mardi Gras.   (New Orleans) Sec. 34-28. Prohibited throws. (a) No Mardi Gras parade participant, while participating in a parade on the parade route, in a parade staging area or in a parade disbanding area, shall possess or have in his custody or control any of the following: (1) Any life-threatening objects or safety-threatening objects, including, but not limited to “bomb bags”; (2) Any noxious substance or any liquid intended to be poured, tossed, handed out or otherwise distributed; (3) Any throw containing sharp points, including but not limited to plastic spears or plastic, paper or silk flowers with wire stems; (4) Any insects, marine life, rodents, fowl or other animals, dead or alive; or (5) Any “silly string” or other such item which, when used, emits an adhesive string-like or adhesive streamer-like substance that is shot or expelled from a pressurized container. (b) No Mardi Gras parade participant shall knowingly throw any doubloon, trinket or other throw which would be redeemable for or entitle the bearer to a prize or a discount on the price of any food, beverage, merchandise, service or admission to any event or which displays, conveys or communicates any commercial, political or religious message. (c) No Mardi Gras parade participant, while participating in a parade on the parade route, shall hand out, throw, toss or in any way discard boxes, including but not limited to corrugated boxes. (d) No Mardi Gras parade participant, while participating in a parade on the parade route, in a parade staging area, or in a parade disbanding area, shall hand out, throw, or distribute in any way, any condom or prophylactic or any sexually-oriented device. Sexually-oriented device shall include but not be limited to any paraphernalia that is designed in whole or part for specified sexual activities as defined in the comprehensive zoning ordinance. (e) Any carnival organization which allows or permits a violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties set out in section 34-2 of this chapter; for purposes of this paragraph, each violation by a parade participant shall be considered as a separate violation. (f) Any Mardi Gras parade participant who violates this section shall be subject to immediate removal from the parade in addition to the penalties set out in section 34-3 of this chapter. (M.C.S., Ord. No. 19,314, § 1, 7-15-99; Ord. No. 19,676, § 1, 5-18-00)
No one may throw a bottle of Coke at a parade float.   (New Orleans) Sec. 34-29. Throwbacks. It shall be unlawful for a person to throw any object at a float or at any participant in a carnival parade. (M.C.S., Ord. No. 19,314, § 1, 7-15-99)
Television reporters may not throw candy to the crowd during a parade.   (New Orleans) Sec. 34-27. Throwers restricted. (a) Riders or maskers are prohibited from tossing throws or favors to the rear and/or front of their floats or trucks and in the parade formation and disbanding areas. (b) No parade participant other than the members or float riders in the parade of the carnival organization and its special guest celebrities shall toss or hand out throws during the parade without first obtaining written permission and approval of throws from the organization. (c) No member in a marching unit nor persons riding a news media vehicle shall toss, hand out, or otherwise distribute doubloons, trinkets, or other throws. In addition to any other penalties specified in this chapter, violation of this subsection shall subject the band or news media vehicle to immediate removal from the parade. (M.C.S., Ord. No. 19,314, § 1, 7-15-99)
No person may predict another’s future.   (Port Allen) Sec. 54-8. Fortunetelling prohibited. It shall be unlawful to practice or engage in fortunetelling, palmistry, reading futures and the like. (Ord. No. 9-1974, 7(art. 78), 11-13-1974; Code 1982, 17-22)
Only two people may picket on a sidewalk at a time, and they must stay at least five feet apart at all times.   (Port Allen) Sec. 54-11. Limit on number of pickets. It shall be unlawful for more than two people to picket on private property or on the streets and sidewalks of the city in front of a residence, a place of business, or public building. Such two pickets must stay five feet apart at all times and not obstruct the entrance of any residence, place of business, or public building by individuals or by automobiles. (Ord. No. 11-1967, 1, 7-24-1967; Code 1982, 17-25)
Drive-thru liquor stores are outlawed.   (Sulphur) Sec. 3-4. Selling alcoholic beverages to persons in motor vehicles prohibited. The selling of any alcoholic beverage directly to any person while in, on or otherwise occupying any automobile or other motor vehicle is expressly prohibited within the city. (Ord. No. 280, 3-14-83)
It is illegal to have sex with a cow.   (Sulphur) Sec. 8-131. Crime against nature. Crime against nature is unlawful and is: (1) The unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal, except that anal sexual intercourse between two (2) human beings shall not be deemed as a crime against nature when done under any of the circumstances described in R.S. 14:41, 14:42, 14:42.1 or 14:43. Emission is not necessary; and, when committed by a human being with another, the use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime. (2) The solicitation by a human being of another with the intent to engage in any unnatural carnal copulation for compensation.
It is illegal to be an alcoholic.   (Sulphur) Sec. 8-135. Vagrancy. Vagrancy is hereby declared to be unlawful and the following persons are and shall be guilty of vagrancy: (1) Habitual drunkards; (Code 1970, 10-60)
Saying obscene things on the telephone is illegal.   (Sulphur) Sec. 8-136. Telephone communications, improper language, harassment. (a) No person shall: (1) Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person; (2) Make repeated telephone communications anonymously or otherwise in a manner reasonably expected to annoy, abuse, torment, harass, embarrass, or offend another, whether or not conversation ensues; (3) Make a telephone call and intentionally fail to hang up or disengage the connection; (4) Engage in a telephone call, conference, or recorded communication by using obscene language, when by making a graphic description of a sexual act, and the offender knows or reasonably should know that such obscene or graphic language is directed to, or will be heard by, a minor. Lack of knowledge of age shall not constitute a defense; (5) Knowingly permit any telephone under his control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section. (b) Any act described above shall be unlawful and shall constitute an offense, and any such offense committed by use of a telephone as set forth in this section shall be deemed to have been committed at either the place where the telephone call or calls originated or at the place where the telephone call or calls were received. (Code 1970, 10-107)
In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.   There’s not a specific laws about biting. Referencing Simple Battery (LA RS 14:35) and Aggravated Battery (LA RS 14:34). The main difference is that simple battery is a battery committed with your person and aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon (which can essentially be considered anything that isn’t a natural part of your body). Since false teeth aren’t a natural part of your body, if you bite someone with them in it gets classified as aggravated battery.

 

*courtesy The Advocate

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