Random but Interesting Laws in California
Here’s a bunch of random laws in California and the United States that you may find interesting!
1. Is it illegal to destroy or deface money?
Yes. It is a crime to “mutilate, cut, deface, disfigure, perforate, unite or cement together” or do anything else to any type of paper money with the intent to make it unfit to be reissued. The penalty is either a fine or up to 6 months in jail.118 USC 333
2. Is same-sex marriage legal in the U.S.?
Yes, as of 2015, marriages between people of the same sex are legal throughout the United States.2Obergefell v Hodges
3. Is it illegal to donate food to a non-profit (or could I be sued for it)?
NO! In fact, laws protect you from liability if you donate food to a non-profit and it later causes harm to someone who handles or eats it, as long as you did not intend to do any harm.3Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
4. Is IMDb.com required to remove a person’s age if requested?
Yes, under a new California law, the website must remove a person’s age if requested (probably affecting mostly actors).4AB 1687
5. Is it illegal to dial 911 for non-emergency purposes?
Yes, it is a misdemeanor. But if someone is injured or dies as a result of emergency service response to a false call, it is a felony, with a possible sentence of a year or more in jail.5Cal Penal Code 148.3
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