Michigan legislators are moving forward today with attempts to repeal multiple state laws that are viewed as outdated and strange.
Some of the proposed changes include repealing:
- A law outlawing swearing in the presence of women and children. This is currently considered a misdemeanor, and violators of the law face up to 90 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.
- Laws against teasing someone for refusing to participate in a duel, which can carry a fine of up to $750.
- A law prohibiting the sale of baby chicks, ducklings and rabbits that have been dyed.
- A law outlawing participation in and promotion of walk-a-thons and other endurance competition events.
The proposed repeal of these laws will go up for vote on April 14th, after legislators return from their two week recess.