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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Hazing. Requires a state educational institution to establish and adopt a policy regarding hazing. Requires that the policy include a requirement that a designated office of a state educational institution, not later than January 1, 2020, and not later than January 1 of each year thereafter, submit to the commission of higher education (commission) a report regarding the number of reports of incidents of hazing, suspected hazing, and any other information requested by the commission. Allows for the commission to adopt rules regarding the hazing policy. Requires a state educational institution to, not later than August 1, 2019, develop and Hazing. Requires a state educational institution to establish and adopt a policy regarding hazing. Requires that the policy include a requirement that a designated office of a state educational institution, not later than January 1, 2020, and not later than January 1 of each year thereafter, submit to the commission of higher education (commission) a report regarding the number of reports of incidents of hazing, suspected hazing, and any other information requested by the commission. Allows for the commission to adopt rules regarding the hazing policy. Requires a state educational institution to, not later than August 1, 2019, develop and implement a hazing education program for all new students as part of the state educational institution's new student orientation. Amends the elements to the offense of hazing and repeals the current definition. Prohibits a certain defense to a prosecution for the offense of hazing. ... View more