St. Louis alderwoman proposes bill to make wearing saggy pants a crime

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 7:36 AM

 (KMOV) – A St. Louis Alderwoman called for new laws on Thursday in an effort to make wearing saggy pants a crime.

Alderwoman Marlene Davis has pushed for this law because she believes it is lewd conduct.

The proposal would make it illegal and if caught, violators could be fined up to $500 or face jail time.

The board of aldermen will meet again in September to discuss the ban. Davis said she discussed Bill 117 in a public safety meeting. She told her colleagues she would hold two public meetings. “I’d like to hear from those for and against alike to have a discussion open and opinions that we can weigh in on,” Davis said.

Another meeting is planned for Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Long Middle School to discuss the proposal.

 

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