The South Carolina state legislature has seen the issue of sagging trousers as more pressing compared to the high school students’ protest across the US against lawmakers who they say aren’t doing enough to tackle gun violence.
As this issue is currently making its way through the state’s House of Representatives, the bill asks for laws to be amended to make it illegal “for a person to wear pants sagging more than three inches below his ileum”.
One may ask what ileum is: The ileum is a part of the small intestine generally around the hips region.
The house said: “Anyone wearing loose-fitting trousers should be sure to show neither skin nor undergarments, the ban proposes, or they will be subject to a fine.”
The first offence
The first offence fine will be $25 (£18) but community service could be added as further charges
The second offence
A second offence would allow for a $50 (£36) fine with as a substitute to three hours of community service
The third offence
The third offence fine rises to $75 (£54) plus the community service to six hours. Online records show the bill has most recently been referred to the chamber’s judiciary committee.
Three of the bill’s co-sponsors come from the state’s midlands region while the rest seven are from both Democrat and Republican sides of the aisle co-sponsoring the bill.
The house members said; the bill states clearly that should the ban be violated, it will neither result to criminal offence nor leave someone unable to receive financial assistance for higher education.
This is not the first in the state according to 9 news as the matter reminds them, they said that in 2016, in the town of Timmonsville in South Carolina, Florence County passed an ordinance that banned people from wearing trousers that showed undergarments. Then any violation to the ban could attract a high cost of $600 (£431), this can’t in any way be compared to The South Carolina state legislature ban which involves a lower fine.
Adapted from 9news