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Lawmaker Proposes Dress Code In Ocean City

A lawmaker has proposed a bill to enforce a dress code on Ocean City's boardwalk.
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A lawmaker has proposed a bill to enforce a dress code on Ocean City's boardwalk.

If you sit on any of the wooden benches along the Ocean City Boardwalk long enough, there's a pretty good chance you'll see something that offends or disturbs you. That's especially true this month, as thousands of recent high school graduates have flocked to the coast for their annual senior week festivities.

But it isn't teenage shenanigans irking Ocean City Councilman Brent Ashley. Instead, he bothered by sagging pants -- the style (or lack thereof) where kids wear their pants far below their actual waistlines.

Ashley is asking his colleagues on the council to seriously consider this ordinance because he feels families with children should not be subjected to seeing someone's backside, and his proposal would mirror a law recently passed in Wildwood, N.J. prohibiting pants from being worn lower than 3 inches from the waistline. The New Jersey law carries a $25 fine.

The Ocean City Council says it will discuss Ashley's proposal in a few weeks.

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