The Virginia General Assembly on Monday finally approved the Adam’s Law, a bill to fight hazing, named after a Laudan County student who died last year from alcohol poisoning after a fraternal party.
On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly finally approved the Adam’s Law, a bill against hazing named after a Laudan County student who died last year. alcohol poisoning after a fraternal party.
The The House of Delegates voted 98-1 in favor of a measure that will require hare training for student groups in both public and private colleges and universities. Schools will also be required to keep records and publicly post data on any known hacking incidents by student organizations. It is designed to provide important information to students before they join groups.
Adam Oaks was Fr. A 19-year-old freshman from the University of Virginia Commonwealth when he died in what police described as illegal hazing in the now exiled Delta Chi fraternity.
The Oaks family, who helped promote the bill The Virginia Senate in Januarycreated the Love Like Adam Foundation, a non-profit organization that disseminates information about the risks of hazing.
It also provides scholarships and study materials high school students to ensure a smoother transition from high school to college.
The accompanying legislation is still being passed through the General Assembly. This would increase the criminal penalty for hazing – increase the possible term of imprisonment to 10 years for all those convicted of the hacking incident that led to his death.
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