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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Hazing. Requires: (1) a postsecondary educational institution; and (2) a national organization that sponsors or recognizes a local affiliate organization that includes students of a postsecondary educational institution; to develop and conduct an educational plan on hazing. Requires a postsecondary educational institution or local affiliate organization to report an allegation of hazing involving: (1) serious bodily injury; or (2) a significant risk of serious bodily injury; not later than 72 hours after learning of the allegation. Requires, beginning in the academic school year that begins in 2022: (1) a postsecondary educational institution to report incidents of hazing on the postsecondary Hazing. Requires: (1) a postsecondary educational institution; and (2) a national organization that sponsors or recognizes a local affiliate organization that includes students of a postsecondary educational institution; to develop and conduct an educational plan on hazing. Requires a postsecondary educational institution or local affiliate organization to report an allegation of hazing involving: (1) serious bodily injury; or (2) a significant risk of serious bodily injury; not later than 72 hours after learning of the allegation. Requires, beginning in the academic school year that begins in 2022: (1) a postsecondary educational institution to report incidents of hazing on the postsecondary educational institution's Internet web site; and (2) a local affiliate organization that includes students of a postsecondary educational institution to report incidents of hazing on the local affiliate organization's Internet web site. Relocates provisions regarding criminal hazing from Title 35 to Title 21. Amends the elements and penalty levels for the criminal offense of hazing. Provides that a person who actively directs or engages in an act of hazing that results in the injury to another person shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, provide reasonable assistance to the injured person. Provides that a person who fails to seek assistance commits contributory hazing, a: (1) Class B misdemeanor; or (2) Level 6 felony if the failure to provide reasonable assistance results in serious bodily injury to the injured person. Provides that certain arguments are not a defense in a criminal prosecution for hazing or contributory hazing. ... View more