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Alabama lawmaker seeks ban on sagging pants

Staff Report

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A Montgomery legislator wants young men to pull their sagging pants up or face getting a ticket.

Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, has filed a bill for the 2012 session that would prohibit wearing pants that hang “more than three inches below the hips of the person that cause the display or exposure of the undergarment.”

“It’s nasty and filthy and I’m going to stop it,” Holmes said of the fashion trend.

The legislation pertains only to Montgomery County. But Holmes said that, if the bill passes in the upcoming legislative session, he wants to try for a statewide ban.

Baggy-panted offenders would be fined under Holmes’ proposal.

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