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Bizarre and Funny Laws in New Mexico

Ruth Anne Garcia

I thought it would be fun today, to bring you a topic that is a bit of a head scratcher, will make you laugh, and make you say, “Really?”

Here are some crazy laws in my state that are still effective today. I’ve attached a few of the actual law numbers, if I could find it. Others I’ve found on some other resource sites.


  • It is a petty misdemeanor to spit on any public property building or sidewalk. 30-8-12
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  • It is a 4th-degree felony to challenge someone to a duel with a deadly weapon or to accept a duel even if that duel never happens. 30-20-11
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  • It is a misdemeanor if you trip a horse. It is also a 4th-degree felony if the horse is injured. 30-18-11
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  • It is a petty misdemeanor if you sing the state or national anthem incorrectly in public. 30-21-5
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  • It is a petty misdemeanor…

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