However. , if you were an actor in a play, and your character smoked, and since the play was in a public building, then the actor would get a pass. . How . did a local restaurant use that “pass” to allow smoking in their restaurant? . ID: 648974
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In 2007, Minnesota passed an anti-smoking law that banned smoking in pretty much every public building, including bars. However, if you were an actor in a play, and your character smoked, and since the play was in a public building, then the actor would get a pass. How did a local restaurant use that “pass” to allow smoking in their restaurant?
Loophole Situation #1Slide2
The owners of the restaurant declared that they were staging a continuous live performance and that everyone in the restaurant was an actor. The law didn't bother to specify what was meant by "stage performances.” So what if there was no
there is such a thing as improv. So what if they weren't getting paid(!?)--the law didn't say only professional actors counted. So, you’d enter the restaurant on a Saturday night, and then see that the staff were in costume and voila! You have became a performer in their "Theater Night” and could then smoke.
Loophole ANSWER #1Slide3
In Illinois, a law was passed that said it was illegal to build casinos on land. However a casino was legally built in-state after the law was passed. How?
Loophole Situation #2Slide4
The casino was built on a boat that floated on a river in-state (and was therefore not “on land.”) Loophole ANSWER #2Slide5
A festival didn’t allow vendors to sell bottled water. The vendors did figure out, though, how to “sell” bottled water to customers. How did they do it?
Loophole Situation #3Slide6
The vendors would sell a single peanut for $1 and then include a “free complimentary bottle of water. ”
Loophole ANSWER #3Slide7
The Municipal Code of Chicago prohibits people from riding bicycles on the sidewalk. A “bicycle" is defined as "every device propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle." What type of cycle could a person still ride on the sidewalk? Note: Not something motorized!
Loophole Situation #4Slide8
A unicycle! Notice that the rule said “having two tandem wheels” and “generally recognized as a bicycle.” A unicycle is neither of those!
Loophole ANSWER #4Slide9
A high school coach buys airplane tickets for his team. Two students cancel. Two new students are selected to replace the other two students. Airline won’t let the coach change the names. Coach will have to buy two new tickets. However
, customer service is overseas, and they plainly don't care at all about customer service. And, the airline allows passengers to correct misspellings of names.
How does the coach change the names without buying new tickets? Loophole Situation #5Slide10
The coach changed the two names over the course of four calls (two letters per name per call) until the names were completely changed.Since the customer support folks wouldn’t recognize nonsense names (since they were in a different country), the coach could get away with it.
Loophole ANSWER #5Slide11