Minnesota family, Klobuchar advocate for new law to stop hazing at colleges

Bipartisan push to end campus hazing

Bipartisan push to end campus hazing

A bipartisan push on Capitol Hill is underway to protect college students from hazing, which has had a tragic impact on Minnesota families.

The legislation is called the Stop the Campus Hazing Act, and Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is among those working to pass it. CLICK HERE for the full text of the legislation.

The proposal would require colleges’ annual crime reports to include hazing incidents, along with establishing a campus-wide program to educate students about the dangers of hazing.

In addition, the bill would also provide families with more information about a college’s history of hazing.

On Tuesday, Klobuchar held a news conference alongside other lawmakers, as well as parents, whose children either died or were injured due to hazing.

Among those attending included the Santulli family from Eden Prairie. Their son, Danny, is unable to walk, talk and see.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, a lawsuit says he and his pledge class at the University of Missouri were each forced to drink a bottle of hard liquor. His family says a law like the one being proposed could have prevented this.

The U.S. Senate previously designated the week of Sept. 25-29 of this year as National Hazing Awareness Week. CLICK HERE for that full resolution.