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Is it illegal in USA to live without conventional electricity if you have children?


While debating on if living without our conventional electricity provider is best, I found many stories where parents were arrested for neglect because of a lack of electricity. I am trying to figure out if there is an actual law, or if they are being arrested due to letting living conditions become poor. Anyone have any idea if there are actual laws now saying parents must have electricity?

 

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    We haven't made the decision yet, and local government offices don't seem to know an answer either. So I am thinking it would likely be a case by case issue. Thanks!

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I'm not sure we fit a normal household. lol, As long as we had a fridge, stove, and modem hooked into a generator we could live very happy. I wonder if the amish get religious exception?


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