Washington County Liberates Dancing, Repeals Old Laws

Washington County Liberates Dancing, Repeals Old Laws

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(St. George-AP) -- It's now legal to bring an insane person into Washington County, dance immodestly or let more than 25 mules cross a Virgin River bridge.

The change came when the Washington County Commission cleaned its books yesterday of a raft of obsolete laws.

The housecleaning came as commissioners adopted a modern, comprehensive county code.

The former county code was a collection of laws dating as far back as 1896, when ordinances were handwritten and stored in bulky, oversized books.

Another repealed ordinances prohibited the planting of impure beet seeds.

Still another made it a crime to shine any lights during air-raid alarms.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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