Wear Yoga Pants, Go to Jail: Montana Lawmaker Introduces Bill

If passed, those found guilty of violating the strengthened indecent exposure law would face a $500 fine.

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David Moore has had enough of tight-fitting yoga pants. 

The Montana Republican state representative submitted a bill Tuesday that would strengthen the state's indecent exposure law that would outlaw clothing, like yoga pants,  that outline a person's behind and genital region, the Billings Gazette reported. 

House Bill 365 would also make nipple exposure, whether direct or as advertised as a result of tight fitting clothing, would carry a first time offense penalty of a $500 fine. A second offense would bring a fine of $1,000 and the possibility of one year in jail. 

For Moore, the legislation is long overdue. 

“Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway,” Moore said Tuesday.

The inspiration for the bill appears to have been a naked bicycle event called Bare as you Dare, which took place in the state capitol last August.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etNUB04GDjo

 

Retired Missoula professor Walt Hill helped draft the bill. 

“I want Montana to be known as a decent state where people can live within the security of laws and protect their children and associates from degrading and indecent practices,” Hill said Tuesday in support of the measure. “I believe this bill is written preserving that reputation.”

 

 

 

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