Rep. Walorski has introduced HB 1097 which won’t convince anyone to drop the “Wacky Jackie” tag anytime soon. It’s a hyper-specific piece of legislation that creates a new Class D felony which prohibits someone classified as an offender against children from “participating in Halloween” between 4 and 10 p.m. on October 31.
Participating in Halloween means handing out candy, turning on a porch light, or displaying a pumpkin.
So, if I have this straight, for 6 hours a year, turning on your light = felony.
I’m getting visions of sex offenders taking off work and rushing home in a panic because they forgot and left a pumpkin on their porch.