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TN Lawmakers Consider Baggy Pants Law

Published On: Mar 25 2012 09:11:43 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 25 2012 09:12:07 AM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee lawmakers are once again considering making it illegal to wear saggy pants.

The idea failed three years ago, but a Memphis Democrat has re-introduced the proposed law to in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

This time it's in a more complex fashion.

The lawmaker wants to eliminate risqué dressing in schools.

It seeks to prohibit students from exposing "underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment."

It also means female student athletes would have to wear shirts over sports bras that school officials deem inappropriate.

It's headed for a House floor vote.

The companion bill is moving steadily in the senate.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Arkansas and Florida are currently the only states that target teens for wearing saggy pants.