21 February 2006

 

Your Tax Dollars at Work

From FlaBlog and Mr. Mark Lane comes this story of those crooks in Tallahassee your Florida legislature responding rapidly to the pressing social issues of several years ago.

Here, in full, is Senator Siplin's proposed "...act relating to the indecent wearing of below-waist underwear."
19-196-06

1 A bill to be entitled

2 An act relating to the indecent wearing of

3 below-waist underwear; creating s. 800.035,

4 F.S.; prohibiting a person from exposing

5 below-waist underwear in a specified manner;

6 providing penalties; providing an effective

7 date.

8

9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

10

11 Section 1. Section 800.035, Florida Statutes, is

12 created to read:

13 800.035 Exposure of undergarments.--

14 (1) A person may not wear and expose below-waist

15 underwear in a public place in a manner that exposes or

16 exhibits one's covered or uncovered sexual organs in a vulgar

17 and indecent manner.

18 (2) A person who violates this section commits a

19 misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.

20 775.082 or s. 775.083, but the term of imprisonment may not

21 exceed 10 days and the fine may not exceed $50.

22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2006.

23

24 *****************************************

25 SENATE SUMMARY

26 Provides that a person may not wear and expose
below-waist underwear in a manner that exposes or
27 exhibits one's covered or uncovered sexual organs.
Provides criminal penalties.
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I respect some folks' concerns about "prison culture" running rampant among the youth (pronounce it like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinnie") of America, and if schools and similar institutions want to impose such rules, more power to 'em. Even publicly funded schools. But state law? Gi'me a break. This is just electioneering, grandstanding, and a waste (ha ha, almost said "waist") of our money.

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