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Hazing could soon become felony in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

Hazing could soon become a felony in Louisiana.

Under a proposed bill, anyone who participates in hazing that results in severe injury or death could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Right now, hazing is only a misdemeanor even if the victim dies.

The proposal is named the "Max Gruver Act" after an LSU fraternity pledge who died in an alleged hazing incident last year.

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