New laws were added to the tune of 40,000 across the country in various states; and that is just new State laws, not the Fed’s. There is no report of any laws being extinguished. Let no one claim we are a lawless nation.
In Idaho it is still legal to blow your nose with the tissue held either hand. I’m not so sure about California. At one time it was illegal to cross a bridge over a river or to plant a kiss on your own child on a Sunday in Connecticut. It wasn’t state law because there were no states. Connecticut was a colony of the British Empire at the time. In those days most river crossings were by ferry. What bridges did exist were private enterprises and you had to pay a toll. Free enterprise was encouraged 6 days a week, but never on the Sabbath. I have no idea why mothers were forbidden to kiss their tots on Holy and Fast days.
We certainly are not going back to blue laws, as these religious rules were called, but some of the new ones are just as ridiculous. In New York you cannot smoke within 100 feet of a public building. Why 100 feet; are 75, or 25, or 10 not enough? NYC Legislative Bill A10129 was introduced to outlaw the use of salt by cooks in restaurants. This is getting beyond mandating screwy light bulbs and half flush toilets in Seattle where there is so much water that only people who love rainy days live there.
I have to check again on the nose blowing rules in California. Someone told me it is illegal to use tissue in either hand; it’s to save the trees, you know.