Folks in Montgomery may soon have to pull their britches up now that a saggy pants ban has passed the Alabama House. The bill would affect only Montgomery County, House Speaker Mike Hubbard said after being asked by Rep. John Rogers, the Montgomery Advertiser reports.
After the vote, Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, asked House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, if the bill, which only applies to Montgomery County, could affect the state.
“No,” Hubbard said. “You can still wear your pants any way you like in Jefferson County.”
Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, sponsored the bill.
Rep. Patricia Todd voted against the bill in a procedural vote. Afterward she told the Advertiser that she didn’t think the Legislature should be telling people how to dress.
To become law, the bill must still pass the Alabama Senate and be signed by the governor.
In other news, the Legislature made little to no progress today toward passing either of the 2013 budgets.