The Max Gruver Act is on its way to the governor's desk
Posted on 5/17/2018 1:18:00 PM.

Three anti-hazing bills are on their way to the governor’s desk following last fall’s death of LSU freshman Max Gruver. The house voted 88 to 1 in favor of final passage of house bill 78 otherwise known as the Max Gruver Act. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore testified in favor of the measure to give the current laws more teeth.

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Max Gruver Act making hazing a felony moves to the Senate floor
Posted on 4/24/2018 11:23:00 AM.
The House-approved Max Gruver Act is sailing it’s way through the legislative process, passing out of a Senate Judiciary Committee without objection this morning. It calls for tougher penalties for those convicted of hazing. Police say Gruver died after an alcohol induced hazing incident last September at LSU.
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Sen. Carter files a bill with stronger language regarding hazing
Posted on 4/5/2018 11:27:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter has filed a bill on behalf of the governor’s office that’s designed to prevent hazing on college campuses. Carter says the legislation requires colleges and universities to provide hazing education and prevention during orientation.

"Within the handbook when they first arrive to campus, if there is a explanation of hazing in there.  And then each organization within each university is required to have a one hour briefing on hazing."
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Max Gruver Act Passes House Committee
Posted on 3/21/2018 2:05:00 PM.

The House Criminal Justice passed the Max Gruver Act without objection today which will make hazing a felony crime in Louisiana. Gruver died following an alleged hazing incident one month into his first semester at LSU. Parents Rae Ann and Steven Gruver both tearfully laid out their son's final hours before the committee, asking them to pass this law.
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Bill would crack down on campus hazing
Posted on 2/15/2018 12:19:00 PM.

Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry is proposing a bill that would substantially increase legal penalties for campus hazing related incidents, in response to the 2017 death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver. Hazing is currently covered by education statues, and not criminal statues, and carries a fine of 100 dollars or less, plus a possible 30 days in jail. Landry’s bill would change that.
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LRN looks back at top stories in 2017
Posted on 12/29/2017 7:01:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Louisiana Radio Network looks back at our biggest stories in 2017. One of the most gripping which made national headlines was the death of LSU pledge Max Gruver on September 14th. LSU Officials said Gruver died during an alleged hazing incident, and a month later East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark said the student had a blood alcohol level of .495.
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Grand Jury meets in case of Max Gruver's suspected hazing death
Posted on 12/14/2017 11:20:00 AM.

A Grand Jury meets for the first time today to begin the process of determining if 10 LSU fraternity members should be charged in connection with Maxwell Gruver’s suspected hazing death. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says this gives the accused individuals the chance to testify and tell their side of the story.
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Is LSU's ban on Greek activities constitutional?
Posted on 9/20/2017 3:07:00 PM.
LSU’s suspension of Greek activities in the wake of the death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver, is rife with constitutional concerns, according to attorney Scott Sternberg. LSU officials said fraternities and sororities can’t tailgate in a group of more than 10, or do most things together as an organization. Sternberg says LSU is trying to teach these students a lesson.
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Dangers of hazing have become an important conversation in Louisiana
Posted on 9/20/2017 2:30:00 AM.

The dangers of hazing have become an important conversation in the wake of LSU freshman Max Gruver’s death. Gruver was pledging at Phi Delta Theta and high amounts of alcohol were found in his system. Executive Director of HazingPrevention.org Emily Pualwan says hazing is complicated and has been around for centuries. She says it’s different than bullying.
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Legal issues could be a problem in suspected hazing case at LSU
Posted on 9/19/2017 2:58:00 PM.
There could be a number of legal issues if any type of hazing related charges are pressed against fraternity members at LSU where an 18-year-old pledge died last week. Loyola Law Professor Dane Ciolino says a major grey area in a case like that of Max Gruver, is whether the hazing victim consented to some extent.
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