Bill takes aim at trying on 'intimate apparel'


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An Orlando senator Friday filed a proposal that would bar retail stores from allowing customers to try on "intimate apparel" unless the items are tried on over clothing or disposable shields are used.

Under the proposal (SB 494), filed by Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, items tried on without following the requirements would be considered "defective" and could not be sold by stores.

The bill, which will be considered during the legislative session that starts March 3, would affect apparel including "lower undergarments," lingerie and swimsuit bottoms.