Yesterday, the Florida House of Representatives’ K-20 Education Innovation Subcommittee unanimously passed a legislative bill targeting sagging pants.
“This pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs bill provides each school district … adopt a student dress code of conduct, a policy that explains to each student their responsibility,” said Rep. Hazelle Rogers, who introduced the bill. “This would make for a better school district and more productive students.”
The bill prohibits students from wearing clothing that “exposes the underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”
This is not the first time that sagging pants have become a legal issue. In 2008 Riveria Beach in Florida passed a by-law that said anyone caught with sagging pants would be subject to a $150 fine or community service, and habitual offenders faced the possibility of jail time. The law was later abolished when it was deemed unconstitutional, this came after a teenager spent a night in jail for wearing his pants too low.