Published April 04, 2012
MEMPHIS – Lawmakers in Tennessee have passed a bill that would prohibit students from showing underwear or body parts in an indecent manner at school, myFOXmemphis reports.
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the Tennessee state Senate and House, and now requires the governor's signature.
Unlike a recent Tennessee bill that failed, the enforcement of this bill doesn't require a ruler or carry penalties of up to $250 and community service, but it does ban saggy pants and clothes that show too much skin on school property. Instead, this bill allows school districts to decide the punishment.
Reaction among Memphis high school students were mixed. Student Braden Brooks told myFOXmemphis he is happy the bill was passed, as he feels saggy pants are "degrading."
However, former high school student Ian Moss claims the bill will be ineffective.
"Just grown ups making more rules, gonna break em' anyway," he said.
If approved by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the law would take effect on July 1.
Newscore contributed to this report.