Dumb and Funny Laws of Hawaii

2nd Dec 2016

It’s the one state with over 100 islands. I am surprised that the number of laws isn’t as equally high.

These few law were found on Whether they have been changed or oblished I cannot say.Other than for the second law posted here for Idaho. I’ve heard that that one is true when I was living in Nampa.


1. Billboards are outlawed. (full text here)

It really isn’t that bad. At leats you have television and radio for advertising.

2. All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

I wish I could ask my grandfather is this is true. Since he has lived there.

3. Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.

You couldn’t get them stuck in there. I don’t see why it’s a problem.


1. Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.

I would feel bad for my husband having to carry such a heavy load of choclate. Plus, that much would be costly.

2. You may not fish on a camel’s back.

It’s just strange.

3. Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime. I don’t recall if there are any merry-go-rounds that I remember seeing in Idaho. I only lived in the SW part.

Eagle, ID:

4. Dirt may not be swept from one’s house into the street.

I can’t imagine how this is illegal. You track dirt from outside to inside and putting it back outside is easier than having to put it in the garbage.


5. A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.

Sounds like “Pleasantville”.

I am sorry to say that there aren’t many laws between Hawaii and Idaho to really discuss. You can still view them at