It wouldn't be a 21st Century legislative session if lawmakers weren't asked to require public school students to pull their pants up .
Yes, the underwear bills are back. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, and Rep. Hazelle Rogers, D-Lauderdale Lakes, have filed measures (SB 228 and HB 61) to put undergarments back in their proper places. Siplin has long been an advocate for tougher rules, saying droopy drawers and other exposed intimate apparel are disrespectful, disruptive and dangerous.
Siplin has filed the measure for the past several years, but the proposal has been given increasingly brief review by lawmakers, who apparently are waiting for the fashion trend/social statement to take its natural course.