Public Comments for: HB993 - Unlawful hazing; amends definition, civil and criminal liability, penalties.
Last Name: Piazza Organization: AHC Locality: Spring lake

Are you going to get to hazing bill? It seems to have been passed over ???

Last Name: Catullo Organization: City Drive Studios/ The Oakes Family Locality: Laguna Beach

I AM WIDELY KNOWN AS AN EXPERT IN THE WORLD OF HAZING. I MYSELF WAS A FRATERNITY MEMBER IN COLLEGE. I WAS HAZED AND HAZED OTHERS. I AM NOW A FILMMAKER AND RECENTLY DIRECTED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A HAZING INCIDENT IN WHICH UNFORTUNATELY A BOY DIED, JUST LIKE ADAM OAKES DID IN VIRGINIA. I ALSO RECENTLY FINISHED DIRECTING A 6 PART TV SERIES WITH CBS & SEE IT NOW STUDIOS ABOUT HAZING AS WELL. I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AT THESE FRATERNITIES ALL TOO WELL FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO TRY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND REFORM THE GREEK SYSTEM HAZING IS NOT AN ACCICENT HAZING IS PRE-MEDITATED HAZING NEEDS A CLEAR DEFINITION HAZING NEEDS TO BE A FELONY THE # 1 REASON WHY WE HAVE SEEN AN UP TICK IN HAZING RELATED DEATHS IS BECAUSE THERE IS A LACK OF CLARITY OF WHAT HAZING IS AND THE LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES I FULLY SUPPORT THIS BILL AND URGE YOU TO PASS THIS SO NO ONE ELSE NEEDS TO ENDURE THE PAIN THAT THE OAKES FAMILY AND SO MANY OTHERS HAVE ENDURED THANK YOU

Last Name: Catullo Organization: Adam Oakes Locality: Laguna Beach

I would like to speak at the hearing. I am an expert in the field of hazing and have interesting information and insight as to why this bill is essential to the safety of our children

Last Name: Catullo Organization: Adam Oakes Locality: Laguna Beach

Hazing is an extremely serious crime and I am urging you to pass HB993. I am a filmmaker and considered an expert in the filed of hazing (I have directed a documentary film and a TV series on the subject). I have been studying this area full time for 5 years now and it is increasingly becoming more out of control. We need laws to protect our kids! Adam Oakes died in your state because of senseless acts and a lack of laws to prevent crimes like this!! You can help make sure this does not happen to anyone else. Please start by passing HB993 and let's create more transparency and accountability across the board. Thank you

Last Name: DeVercelly Locality: Los Angeles

I urge you to vote yes to HB 993 and make hazing a felony in the state of Virginia.

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