Lawmakers Hoping To Ban Baggy Pants

It could soon be illegal to expose skin or underwear

Patrick Gentry
February 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm

South Carolina lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill to ban saggy pants throughout the state.

House Bill 4957 would make it illegal for a person to expose their skin or underwear by wearing their pants three inches below the top of the hips.

Violation fines equal just enough to buy that much needed belt: $25 for a first offense; $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense; and $75 or six hours of community service for a third or subsequent offense.

Violations wouldn't be considered criminal or delinquent, or put state college or university financial assistance at risk.

The bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committee and a similar ordinance was passed in Timmonsville in July 2016, where third-time offenders could pay up to a six hundred dollar fine.

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