It is illegal to bite off a person's limb in Rhode Island. We would have thought this one went without saying, but surely something must have come about to go through all the trouble of having a law so specific. The law states: "Every person who shall voluntarily, maliciously or of purpose put out an eye, slit the nose, ear, or lip, or cut off, bite off, or disable any limb or member of another, shall be imprisoned not exceeding twenty (20) years nor less than one year."
According to Nebraska law, persons with STDs are not permitted to marry. The actual writing of the law is “no person who is afflicted with a venereal disease shall marry in this state." Since blood tests are not required to obtain a marriage license, this law may be a little difficult to enforce.
It’s unclear why the law was created. This relatively obscure piece of legislation has been on the books in Nebraska since at least 1944 and has not been amended since the 70s.
In New Jersey, it’s illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing, attempting to commit, or fleeing the scene of robbery, manslaughter, burglary, kidnapping, criminal escape, or assault. It’s actually a second-degree offense all on it’s own to be wearing one, while committing or attempting to commit a first-degree crime.
The law began in 1983 and has even been expanded upon. Having possession of a bulletproof vest is considered a third-degree offense if an adult is convicted of a crime or a juvenile is convicted of a violent crime within the state of New Jersey.
In Hawaii, the seatbelt law requires that front and back seat motor occupants click it or get a ticket. However, if you happen to be driving a pickup truck and all the seats are occupied, you may sit in the truck bed unrestrained. That's right. You can chill in the bed of the truck so long as you are: over the age of twelve, seated on floor, and have the tailgate closed.