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Chapter 578

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  *578.365.  Until December 31, 2016 — Hazing — consent not a defense — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the crime of hazing if he knowingly participates in or causes hazing, as it is defined in section 578.360.

  2.  Hazing is a class A misdemeanor, unless the act creates a substantial risk to the life of the student or prospective member, in which case it is a class C felony.

  3.  Nothing in sections 578.360 to 578.365 shall be interpreted as creating a new private cause of action against any educational institution.

  4.  Consent is not a defense to hazing.  Section 565.080 does not apply to hazing cases or to homicide cases arising out of hazing activity.


(L. 1987 H.B. 126 § 3, A.L. 1995 H.B. 160)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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