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Hey kid, pull up your pants



Our sister blog the Buzz reports that the Florida Senate has indeed approved a bill that would ban students from wearing low-hung pants that show their underwear. It passed 28-11.

Those who voted against talked about several reasons, from not wanting to micro-manage school districts to not wanting to over-legislate dress codes. Voting against were Democrats Nan Rich, Charlie Justice, Ted Deutch, Arthenia Joyner and Republicans Don Gaetz, Dennis Jones, Victor Crist, Charlie Dean, Paula Dockery, Steve Oelrich and Alex Villalobos.

The bill still must make its way through the House, where it is scheduled to be heard by the Schools and Learning Council.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:36am]


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