Walking will become the official state exercise today, thanks to legislation from Maryland. Del. William A. Bronrott of Montgomery County. This bill was obviously a reaction to one that goes into effect today that named Smith Island Cake the official state desert. Well, at least we all walk a little each day, so we are no longer fibbing when we tell out doctors at yearly checkups that, according to the state at least, we do exercise daily.
Here are a few other laws that go into effect today:
– A Truth in Music Advertising Law. Basically, bands can’t use the same name and perform the same songs as other bands, or be fined up to $15,000.
– The day after thanksgiving is now “American Indian Heritage Day”, and is now a holiday for state employees. And what better way to honor American Indians than by spending all day in your local mall or big box store?
– Email addresses, instant message names, and chat-room identities are to be included on sex-offender registries. I can’t wait to forward all the viagra spam that fills up my inbox to the listed email addresses of sex offenders.
– You now must be 18 to use tanning beds without written consent from a parent or guardian. Are they going to have tanning salon raids now? How about undercover officers that look 17 go in to see if they are carded? Will the business owners be fined if they accept forged notes?