|Saggy pants bill to be heard |
|Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 9:03 pm |
|NASHVILLE (AP) — A measure that would prohibit students from dressing indecently in school is scheduled to be heard on the floor of the House and Senate tonight. |
The bill seeks to prohibit students from exposing “underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment.”
A stricter version of the proposal failed to pass the Legislature three years ago. That measure particularly targeted individuals that sag their pants below the waistline and imposed a fine of up to $250 and 160 hours of community service.
Under the current proposal, school districts would decide a less severe punishment.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Arkansas and Florida are currently the only states to target schools for a saggy pants ban. Published in The Messenger 4.2.12