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What’s the stupidest law of all?

Brief by Central Staff

Colorado laws – November 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Do you know of a really stupid law in your town or county, perhaps something as dumb as, or even dumber than, the repealed Salida loitering ordinance?

If you do, the Independence Institute, a think tank in Golden, would like to hear from you; it’s sponsoring a contest to find “the stupidest law in Colorado.”

The rules:

— All entries must be received by Nov. 17.

— Laws must be currently on the books, and an ordinance or statute number is required with the entry.

— In case of duplicate entries, the first one to arrive wins.

— The winner will be chosen by the institute’s “crack team of stupid law experts.”

The winner will get a free dinner for two at the institute’s annual Founder’s Night Dinner at the Brown Palace on Nov. 30, “as well as a prize as stupid as the winning law.”

Entries can be emailed to, or postal mailed to Independence Institute, Attn: Jennifer Mamich, 14142 Denver West Parkway Suite 185, Golden CO 80401.