Montana state Rep. David Moore (R) is not a fan of yoga pants.
According to the AP, the Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend the already-existing indecent exposure law to include any article of clothing that reveals the nipples - men's or women's - or "gives the appearance or simulates" one's buttocks, genitals or pelvic area.
"Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway, " Moore said, according to the AP.
Moore's proposal is a response to a a naked bike ride that occurred in Missoula, Montana, in August. According to NBC Montana, more than 200 people participated in the ride.
The AP has more on opposition to Moore's proposal:
Rep. Virginia Court, D-Billings, said she is concerned that the provision prohibiting garments showing the outline or appearance of a woman's nipple unfairly targets women. "I think you are kind of being a little prejudiced against women, " Court said.
Currently, a person convicted of indecent exposure three times could be sentenced to life in jail and up to $10, 000. In an effort to promote enforcement of the law, Moore said, the bill lessens that sentencing to not more than five years in jail and $5, 000.
A first offense for violating Montana's indecent exposure law carries a fine of no more than $500 and six months in jail. A second offense carries up to $1, 000 or one year in jail. Those punishments are unchanged in Moore's bill.
“This tells women that our bodies are something that needs to be hidden, " said Dayah Dover, a junior at the school.