Proposed saggy pants ban heads to public hearing

Proposed saggy pants ban heads to public hearing

Proposed saggy pants ban heads to public hearing

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 2:06 PM

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Terrebonne residents can comment April 10 before the Parish Council takes a final vote on a proposal to impose fines for anyone caught wearing pants that sag below the waist in public.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/14sGgck ) the council voted 8-1 Monday night to advance the proposed ordinance.

The ordinance, if approved, will prohibit men and women from wearing clothing in public that exposes an "inappropriate" amount of skin or underwear "for the purpose of public decency."

Lafourche Parish already has an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to reveal underwear or to dress in a way that is deemed "unbecoming of his or her sex." Forty-five people have been ticketed in the law's five-year existence.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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