Bill To Ban Fake Testicles, Vulgarity Dies
Gonads and other doodads won't be banned from Maryland trucks.
State House lawmakers effectively killed a bill to outlaw fake bull testicles and other anatomically explicit vehicle decorations that truckers dangle from the trailer hitches of their pickups.
Delegate LeRoy Myers Jr. proposed the measure, saying children shouldn't have to be exposed to such explicit truck decorations. The bill also would have banned mudflaps with depictions of naked human breasts, buttocks or genitals, with offenses punishable by fines of up to $500.
Chairman Hattie Harrison, a Democrat from Baltimore County, said, "It simply didn't come up for a vote."
Myers told The Washington Post Thursday, "We have movie ratings and V-chips, and I don't see why this doesn't fall into the same category."