CHEYENNE – Bills that seek to rein in hazing at college and bullying in schools cleared the Senate Education Committee on Monday.
One bill would make hazing a crime if it caused physical injury. The other would require school districts to implement policies to fight bullying.
Rep. Jane Warren, D-Laramie, said 48 percent of Wyoming high school students involved in extracurricular activities report being hazed. In college, she said, 5 percent report being hazed, and 50 percent of women’s Division I athletes say they’ve been hazed.