Georgia lawmakers again seek to make college hazing a felony
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are seeking to increase penalties for hazing, seeking to honor a Georgia teen who died from alcohol poisoning in 2017 at a Louisiana State University fraternity.
The Georgia Senate voted 47-0 Friday for Senate Bill 85, which would make forcing people to participate in hazing a felony when someone is seriously injured.
The measure is named for Max Gruver, who died during a hazing ritual at LSU. A Texas man was convicted of negligent homicide in Gruver’s death and Louisiana made hazing a felony.
The Georgia law would make hazing that resulted in injury or death a felony punishable by at least a year in prison.
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