This is hilarious! If you are caught wearing pants or skirts 3 inches below the hips, showing skin or underwear, you will receive a citation. The first one is $20. Each one after that can cost you up to $200. They are allowing 40 hours of community service in lieu of the fine. Florida became the 2nd state after Arkansas to enact a statewide law addressing the baggy pants issue by banning saggy pants at schools. The bans are being considered in 8 other states. It began when officials decided this type of dress was thought to be related to delinquency, poor learning and crime. (I think it’s a good idea just to please the “fashion police”. I’m tired of looking at baggy, falling down, saggy drawers and underwear. I don’t even know how they manage to walk!) The ordinance went into effect in Albany less than 9 months ago. Since then 187 citations have been issued and fines collected amounted to $3,916. What a great way to add money to the state coffers! Democratic State Senator Gary Siplin of Orlando welcomed students back to school this year by passing out 200 leather belts. All I have to say is…it’s about time!
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