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MD Bill Would Increase Penalty For Hazing

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MARYLAND - Residents in Maryland may see a bigger penalty when it comes to hazing.

According to legislative documents, State Senator Jamie Raskin introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase the fine from $500 to $5,000, with a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

The measure reportedly comes after a hazing case involving Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Salisbury University. Bloomberg News first reported the account of former SU student Justin Stuart, who said he was forced to stand in trash cans filled waist-deep with ice during the spring of 2012.

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