Proposed Sagging Pants Ordinance Applies to Men and Women

A Shreveport city councilman has proposed legislation that will make it illegal to walk around with your pants hanging down. Council man Calvin Lester says he will amend the ordinance increasing the fines for potential violators to one hundred dollars for the first offense to two hundred and fifty dollars for the third.

Councilwoman Joyce Bowman wants to make sure that women know the ordinance pertains to them too. Lester says its non gender specific.

Both say the ordinance will be patrolled similar to a noise ordinance, it won't take priority over more serious crimes but still illegal.

It will go before the city council again on August 28th. If it passes the mayor will sign it in ten days.

It's already illegal in Mansfield, LA.