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Elements Of The Crime Of Hazing

Concerning the elements of the crime of hazing.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill amends the criminal act of hazing to include emotional and psychological, as well as physical, harm. The bill also extends the crime of hazing to actions involving adult organizations and those actions that occur on public or private property. An affirmative defense is added that provides a means for a person who is charged with hazing to attempt to prove that he or she was, at the time of the offense, also a victim of hazing and as such was forced to commit the activity that constituted hazing of another individual.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. A. Williams
Rep. J. Melton


Sen. R. Fields, Sen. N. Todd
Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. J. Coleman, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. D. Jackson


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