South Carolina bill proposes 'saggy pants' ban

Offenders could be fined in the future
South Carolina bill proposes 'saggy pants' ban
Posted at 1:19 PM, Feb 26, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- A new bill proposed in South Carolina discusses punishing people for wearing saggy pants. 

WBTW-TV reports the legislation would make it unlawful to wear pants too low that expose "skin or undergarments." 

House Bill 4957 directly states:

“It is unlawful for a person to appear in public wearing his pants more than three inches below the crest of his ileum exposing his skin or undergarments."

Offenders would be fined $25 for a first offense, $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense, and $75 or six hours of community service for a third or subsequent offense.

Rep. Joe Jefferson, a Democratic sponsor of the bill, says it is mainly focusing on men. “Women to me are doing an admirable job in terms of taking care of themselves and their dress attire and what have you,” he continues. 

Initially, eleven house members signed the bill. But, after its introduction to the public, six representatives had their names taken off.