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Legislation Against Hazing Passes Unanimously Through House

Laura LaRose /

The House-approved Max Gruver Act is sailing through the legislative process, passing out of a Senate Judiciary Committee without objection this morning. It calls for tougher penalties for those convicted of hazing. Police say Gruver died after an alcohol induced hazing incident last September at LSU. Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry authors the bill.


East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore testified in favor of the legislation which makes it a felony to commit hazing.


Rae Ann and Steven Gruver, Max’s parents, both testified in front of the panel.


The bill cleared the house 88-0 it now goes to the Senate Floor.