A new bill has passed in the House of Representatives that bans clothing that is worn sagging in the state of Florida.
Introduced by Rep. Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderhill, Florida) the bill was passed unanimously by the committee.
“This pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs bill provides each school district … adopt a student dress code of conduct, a policy that explains to each student their responsibility,” Rep. Rogers said. “This would make for a better school district and more productive students.”
The bill doesn’t say the word “sag” in it, but clothing that “exposes the underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner,” is pretty much saying the same thing.
If students are caught breaking the new clothing bill, they can be excused from extracurricular activities and even be given an in-school suspension.
The sagging pants trend is thought to originated in the prison system, “where belts are not issued because they may be used to commit suicide or used as weapons.”
The local branch of the NAACP in Florida has condemned the bill, claiming that black youth will be targeted.