Proposed law against saggy pants includes psychological counseling for violators

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

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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