Underwear Again Under Review

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

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.

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  • by me Location: fl on Dec 17, 2010 at 07:41 AM
    i am glad a couple of democrats filled a bill against, this is truly a democrat issue.
  • by Again!!! Location: Tallahassee. on Dec 17, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    Look on the bright side, at least they can't run from the law if their pants and down to their knees. THUGS.
  • by Jodie Location: Wakulla on Dec 16, 2010 at 07:52 PM
    just THANK GOD..that they are wearing underwear!!!!!YIKES!!! CRACK KILLS..in more ways than one!!LOL
  • by Quest Location: everywhere on Dec 16, 2010 at 06:42 PM
    Let me get this straight, the Nation's economy is terrible, states are broke, unemployment is a major issue...And the politicians are worried about the dress code at school. Seems to me that the dress code that is currently in effect, should be enforced. Parents should enforce the dress code when purchasing their school clothes and their should be some penalty for violation, but do we seriously think that this problem with underwear visible is important enough to spend the time, energy and money required to create another law. Wake up, smell the coffee, this is ridiculous. I do not agree with the current style and believe that they look hideous. However, as a parent, I make the law for clothing and I have never had this problem.
  • by sharee on Dec 16, 2010 at 06:09 PM
    What it shows is these kids' parents have no control. However, school policy should dictate that kids not show their boxers. I can just see them trying to run track with their belts under their butts. Stupid kids and even more lazy parents,
  • by smalltown on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    i think it should be the law.... because black n whites both need to pull there pants up! its just soo trashin nobody wants to see other butts just like we wouldnt want to see other booty whole....its nasty...grow up people....wear your clothes like they are suppose to be... gessh
  • by Libertarian on Dec 16, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    Juswonderin - I challenge you to prove they are undressed or indecent. They are wearing clothing and no skin is visible. Are you offended by a men's swimsuit like a Speedo? It is next to the body and visible for all to see and has no other clothing on top of it - just like underwear. You simply disagree with their choice and wish to stop them from being able to do it - pure and simple. It contradicts YOUR believes and values - not theirs and is not a violation of current law. I for one hate to see old men wearing shorts with black socks and think it looks foolish but that is their choice and none of my business. The same goes for "plumber's crack". As I said, you do not have the right to be unoffended by everyone else all the time. Freedom of the individual is one of the backbone principles of America - or at least it used to be. Plus, the more people whine and complain about it, the bigger the kick they get out of dressing that way!
  • by juswonderin Location: everywhere on Dec 16, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    @Libertarian THe "freedom of expression" is a tired retort by the United Nations General Assembly. READ THE 1st AMENDMENT: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or 'abridging the freedom of speech', or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Your rights end at the tip of my nose. Show me where in our constitution you have the right to the type of undress.
  • by me Location: ga on Dec 16, 2010 at 01:00 PM
    The loaded diaper was to funny!
  • by Pants on the ground....pants on the ground...pick 'em up....pick 'em up on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    Why does there have to be a law to tell children to keep their pants up? It is called school board members making rules and school staff enforcing those rules. Now if the law said the idiot would be fined $5000 everytime he/she (yeah I seen a woman dressed like this too, her underware was pink) walked out into public the "fad" would stop quickly cause they can't afford too many "grills" while paying fines that expensive.
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