Saggy pants could land $100 fine in Montgomery

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 17, 2012

Locals traveling to Montgomery could end of paying fines if their pants fall below their waists under a bill that has passed the Alabama House.

Called the “saggy pants” bill, the measure applies only to Montgomery County.

It passed the House by a 59-0 vote Thursday.

The sponsor, Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, has said he finds it disrespectful when young people wear their pants sagging below their hips, often showing their underwear.

The bill calls for a fine up to $100 for juveniles and up to $150 for adults cited for wearing “saggy pants.” Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker and Quinton Ross, both of Montgomery, said they want to study the issue before committing to voting for it.

The bill applies to pants worn in public places.