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Proposed law against saggy pants includes psychological counseling for violators

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One lawmaker in Mississippi is telling people to pull their pants up and hoping that mandate might soon be the law.

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Tom Weathersby, a Republican serving in the state’s House of Representatives, proposed a new law that could lead to fines and counseling for those wearing “sagging” pants, according to the Huffington Post.

Weathersby’s bill would impose a verbal warning on the first offense and a $20 fine for a second offense, with the fines increasing for each subsequent offense. By the sixth offense, a person would have to pay $100 and undergo psychological and social counseling by state departments, according to Mississippi Today.

Mississippi Today specified that the saggy pants will only be unlawful if they are worn in a way that “exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”

Opa-Locka, Fla., proposed a similar ban in 2007, which involved fines and community service.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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