‘Collin’s Law’ Signed To Stiffen Hazing Penalties In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio will take effect this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the law is named.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed “Collin’s Law” on Tuesday. It’s named for Collin Wiant, an Ohio University student who died in 2018.

Momentum for the proposal grew after Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz died in March following another alleged fraternity hazing.

The parents of both young men attended the signing ceremony.

Under the new law, hazing involving forced consumption of drugs or alcohol that seriously harms someone will be a third-degree felony punishable with prison time.