COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A bill proposed by South Carolina lawmakers would ban saggy pants in the state.
House Bill 4957 would make it unlawful for a person to wear pants “sagging more than three inches below his ileum.”
Violations would be $25 for a first offense, $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense; and $75 or six hours of community service for a third or subsequent offense.
The bill states that a violation would not a criminal or delinquent one, and would not be grounds for “denying, suspending, or revoking the violator's participation in a state college or university financial assistance program.”
Multiple lawmakers from both parties sponsored the bill.
In 2016, saggy pants were banned in Timmonsville, S.C.