MONTGOMERY - AL — People in Montgomery County could end up 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, Democratic Rep. Alvin Holmes of 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." The bill applies to pants worn in public places.