A Republican in Mississippi's House of Representatives has proposed a new law to ban the wearing of saggy pants.

Tom Weathersby, creator of the bill, says that he prefers to see people dressed with their pants up in public. The law specifically states that it is unlawful for any person to wear pants, shorts or clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner. The new law leads to fines and counseling for those who wear sagging pants or a style where underwear is exposed.

The first offense penalty includes a warning or, if the individual is a juvenile, a notifying of parents or guardian. After that it's a $20 fine for a second offense and can reach $100 for a sixth offense. Sixth offense also includes psychological and social counseling by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health.

Several other places including Florida and New Jersey have banned saggy pants as well. It's finally time to start pulling up those pants!


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