The crackdown on saggy pants in Terrebonne Parish could begin any day now. Last night, the Parish Council voted 8-1 in favor of the new ban and they expect the parish president to sign it into law soon.
Council members were armed with a survey showing over 80% of the residents wanted this law and despite some constitutional questions, the Council Vice Chairman Russell Hornsby said he thinks the Parish President will sign it into law soon. He claims residents are tired of the lewd behavior on the streets.
''It's a good idea to ban saggy pants, these young people are emulating people in prison that are available for sex,'' said Hornsby.
Violators would be those people who wear their pants below the waist in public, exposing underwear or what police determine to be too much skin.
''In one year if it's not doing what we wanted it to do we will look into repealing it,'' said Hornsby.
Under the law violators would face fines starting with $50 on the first offense and by the third offense $100 and 16 hours of community service work.