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Saggy Pants Proposal Advancing in Legislature

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Three years ago, Rep. Joe Towns failed to make Tennessee the first state to fine teenagers for wearing saggy britches. Now the Memphis Democrat has a more comprehensive measure to prohibit "risque dressing" in schools - and its chances of passage are looking good.  The proposal is headed for a House floor vote and is moving steadily in the Senate. It seeks to prohibit students from exposing "underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment."  In addition to boys not sagging their pants, it means female student athletes would have to wear shirts over sports bras that school officials deem inappropriate.  Currently, Arkansas and Florida are the only states that target schools for a saggy pants ban, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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