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Hazing To Be Punishable As Felony In Pennsylvania

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  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:00:45
  • Year 2018
  • Language English

Hazing To Be Punishable As Felony In Pennsylvania

Reuters reports that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Friday raising the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony. A conviction could lead to up to seven years in prison. Unanimously passed by lawmakers, the legislation is named the “Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law.” It's named after a Penn State freshman who died during hazing activities at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017. Tom Kline, a Philadelphia lawyer who has represented the Piazza family since their son’s death, said, “It’s about deterrence, and changing Greek life.” The family declined to comment through their lawyer.

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