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New Jersey bill aims to purge outdated laws

Published On: Feb 05 2013 07:46:15 AM EST

NJ to drop odd laws


New Jersey is looking at dropping some odd laws.

Some laws evoke New Jersey's rural past. For example, it's against the law for bulls to run free, but it's okay for rams to roam as long as it's between Aug. 20 and Nov. 1.

Other laws refer to East Jersey and West Jersey, which were combined into a single province in 1702.


The New Jersey Law Revision Committee tells The Record it's been more than 20 years since the state Legislature last threw out old laws.

A former executive director of the committee says chucking the old laws is like cleaning out your closets: It's not the most important task at hand, but should be done periodically.