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Hearing to be Held on Saggy Pants Ban

3 years 6 months 21 hours ago March 26, 2013 Mar 26, 2013 Tuesday, March 26 2013 March 26, 2013 10:11 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUMA - 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 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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