Mar 19, 2014 9:25 AM by AP
By a vote of 9-1, the Iberville Parish Council has approved an ordinance making it illegal to wear sagging pants and other apparel below the waist, exposing skin or underwear in public.
The Advocate reports the ordinance approved Tuesday night affects only the unincorporated areas of the parish and will be enforced by parish deputies. A first-offense conviction will bring a $50 fine, a second conviction a $100 fine and third and ensuing convictions will bring $100 fines and 16 hours of community service.
The ordinance was drawn up at the request of council member Louis Kelley, who told the council in January that he was getting complaints from residents about the practice - what some young people call a fashion - and he viewed it as a safety issue.