Top 5 Weird and Unusual Georgia Laws



You will be shaking your head in disbelief, but the state of Georgia does have many weird and outdated laws.  These old laws usually do not make it to the updated books that go to law enforcement, but none-the-less still are upheld as the law.   We know every state has their own set of crazy laws still in place, so we decided to do some digging and found 5 of Georgia’s own weird and unusual laws!

1.  In Georgia, no one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

It's an old law that was put in place to prevent stealing. Not to stop people from stealing ice cream, but from stealing horses. People would stick an ice cream cone in their back pocket to lure horses away. They would walk all the way to their house without having to even look back at the horse.

2.  Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

People actually did some of these things to have the law made.  No words.

3.  It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroner’s office.

This law was put into place to keep from offending the dead.

4.  While Georgia operates its own lottery, it "protects" its citizens by making it illegal to promote a private lottery.

Just one way the Georgia government is eliminating the competition.

5.  Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

Lawmakers are constitutionally protected from receiving noncriminal traffic tickets during a legislative session, as well as 15 days before. It's not just speeding tickets legislators that can avoided, if this wording is accurate. There's all sorts of criminal acts that don't reach the "felony" level, all of which could conceivably be performed without consequence during legislative sessions (and 15 days prior). If viewed this way, speeding tickets are just scratching the surface.

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