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Adam Oakes’ Family Demands Change — I support them.

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Courtney White shared an update on Changing the Virginia Law Against Hazing Check it out and leave a comment:
PETITION UPDATE

We are over 2000!

 

Thank you so much for the amazing support to permanently change the law against hazing!  With 9 deaths and multiple incidents of hazing causing severe injuries, now is the time to stop hazing.  Please continue to share with everyone you know.  We hope to continue to grow in support in the weeks to come!

 

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Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 36 (87R)

Governor Abbott Vetoes SB 36 (87R)

June 21, 2021 | Legislative – Veto Statement

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 36 as passed by the Eighty-Seventh Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

Hazing on campus is a serious problem that deserves serious attention, which is why I signed Senate Bill 38 into law last session.  This session’s Senate Bill 36 was a worthy effort to further clarify the anti-hazing statute, until the House sponsor added an unnecessary provision that would simply grow government by creating yet another new task force.  It is important to ensure that students receive mental-health services, and Texas’s existing agencies and institutions can already study the issues that would be addressed by this vast new bureaucratic entity.  Unfortunately, the Senate author’s good idea to clean up a statute has been undercut by the House sponsor.

Since the Eighty-Seventh Texas Legislature, Regular Session, by its adjournment has prevented the return of this bill, I am filing these objections in the office of the Secretary of State and giving notice thereof by this public proclamation according to the aforementioned constitutional provision.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 18th day of June, 2021.

GREG ABBOTT
Governor of Texas

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COLLIN’S LAW PASSES

The Ohio Senate unanimously passed Collin’s Law in effort to combat hazing
Under the bill, colleges and universities would be required to report hazing incidents, as well as provide anti-hazing training to students and faculty. The bill is named for Collin Wiant who died in a hazing at Ohio University.
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Banned [of] Brothers

Moderator:  VCU expels Delta Chi chapter. The chapter hosted an event in which Adam Oakes died from an alcohol overdose. –Moderator Hank Nuwer