Saggy pants bill approved - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Saggy pants bill approved

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - A bill to ban saggy pants in Tennessee was approved Wednesday by a House subcommittee.

The measure makes it a misdemeanor to "knowingly wear pants below the waistline, in a public place, in a manner that exposes the person's underwear or bare buttocks."
    
The bill was co-sponsored by two Memphis Democrats, Representative Joe Towns and Senator Ophelia Ford

Those caught wearing their pants too low would be required to pay a $200 fine and perform 40 hours of community service on the first offense.
    
The punishment increases for each future offense.
   
The bill is next set for review April 1.


 

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