Holmes' Sagging Pants Bill Passes Alabama House 59-0

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By CBS 8 News

State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) is one step closer to getting his bill outlawing sagging pants in Montgomery County through the Legislature.

Holmes has said he finds it disrespectful when young people wear their pants sagging below their hips, often showing their underwear.

Called the "saggy pants" bill, the measure applies only to Montgomery County. It passed the House by a 59-0 vote Thursday.

People in Montgomery County could end up paying fines if their pants fall below their waists. The bill calls for a fine up to $100 for juveniles and up to $150 for adults cited for wearing "saggy pants."

Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker and Quinton Ross, both of Montgomery, said they want to study the issue before committing to voting for it.

 

The bill applies to pants worn in public places.

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