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BUTT JUSTICE: Saltillo aldermen approve ban on saggy pants

SALTILLO — Saltillo has joined other communities in approving a ban on saggy pants in public.

The unanimous vote by aldermen came Tuesday during their regular meeting.

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A $50 fine comes with the first offense with subsequent offenses possibly resulting in fines up to $200.

Saltillo’s new ban will take effect in 30 days.

Mayor Bill Williams says offenders also can be required to serve up to 40 hours of community service.

Violators are not subject to arrest or imprisonment.

Sagging pants are defined as pants that are more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing undergarments or skin.

City attorney Jason Herring says the ordnance does not seek to deter First Amendment rights but he says there is a balance between First Amendment rights and decency.

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