Kentucky Senate OK's bill to create crime to punish hazing
The Kentucky Senate has voted to create a new crime to punish hazing with jail time.
The measure responds to calls for action following the death of a university student. The bill would create a felony crime for hazing that results in the death or serious injury of a student. That would be
punishable by up to five years in prison.
Also, someone accused of recklessly engaging in hazing would face a misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to a year in jail. The bill won Senate passage on a 27-7 vote Thursday.
The measure goes to the House next.