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Baggy pants legislation in Green Bay

Baggy pants legislation in Green Bay

07/16/2013 UPDATE:

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ A Green Bay alderman thinks there ought to be a law banning saggy pants.

Alderman Dave Boyce says those wearing low-riding pants and exposed underwear are making the city look bad. Boyce says it's offensive and demeaning to see people walking around with sagging pants.

A Green Bay City Council committee heard arguments from Boyce Monday night but did not endorse the proposal.

 

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ A Green Bay alderman thinks there ought to be a law banning saggy pants.

Alderman Dave Boyce says those wearing low-riding pants and exposed underwear are making the city look bad. Boyce says it's offensive and demeaning to see people walking around with sagging pants.

Boyce admits the city's legal staff has told him it might be a difficult ordinance to enforce. But, Boyce says businesses could refuse to allow saggy pants wearers on their premises.

A similar ordinance went into effect in the New Jersey beach town of Wildwood earlier this month. Fines start at $25, but can go as high as $200 for repeat offenders. A Green Bay City Council committee takes up the issue Monday night.

 

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