UPDATE: Green Bay council votes down saggy pants ban

UPDATED Wednesday, July 31, 2013 --- 8:33 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay City Council had decided against imposing a ban on saggy pants in the city.

Even the alderman who proposed the idea voted against it at Tuesday night's meeting. Alderman Dave Boyce said he just wanted to have a discussion on the issue of banning low-riding pants. He had claimed saggy pants are bad for the city's image.

WLUK-TV reports other city leaders argued that passing the ban would cast the city in a bad light.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, July 15, 2013 --- 9:22 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay alderman thinks there ought to be a law banning saggy pants.

Alderman Dave Boyce says those wearing low-riding pants and exposed underwear are making the city look bad. Boyce says it's offensive and demeaning to see people walking around with sagging pants.

WLUK-TV reports Boyce admits the city's legal staff has told him it might be a difficult ordinance to enforce. But, Boyce says businesses could refuse to allow saggy pants wearers on their premises.

A similar ordinance went into effect in the New Jersey beach town of Wildwood earlier this month. Fines start at $25, but can go as high as $200 for repeat offenders. WBAY-TV reports a Green Bay City Council committee heard arguments from Boyce Monday night but did not endorse the proposal.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Monday July 15, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay alderman thinks there ought to be a law banning saggy pants.

Alderman Dave Boyce says those wearing low-riding pants and exposed underwear are making the city look bad. Boyce says it's offensive and demeaning to see people walking around with sagging pants.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1bdX4qH ) says Boyce admits the city's legal staff has told him it might be a difficult ordinance to enforce. But, Boyce says businesses could refuse to allow saggy pants wearers on their premises.

A similar ordinance went into effect in the New Jersey beach town of Wildwood earlier this month. Fines start at $25, but can go as high as $200 for repeat offenders. A Green Bay City Council committee takes up the issue Monday night.


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